Members of the Langara community may use fair dealing and educational exceptions in the Copyright Act for education purposes.
The Copyright Act also includes general copyright exceptions, known as user's rights. These rights can be used by anyone using copyright protected work in Canada.
Explore general copyright exceptions (user's rights) below:
A person may use an existing work which has been published or otherwise made available to the public in the creation of a new work, provided:
Copyright Act, Section 29.21
A person may reproduce the source copy of a work they own or have licensed, provided:
Copyright Act, Section 29.24
A person may record a program for the purpose of listening to or viewing it later, provided the person:
Copyright Act, Section 29.23
A person may reproduce a work, for a private purpose, provided:
Copyright Act, Section 29.22
The following sections of the Copyright Act list other user's rights:
|Persons with perceptual disabilities||Section 32|
|News reporting of a public lecture||Section 32.2(1)(c)|
|Public reading of an excerpt from a copyright-protected work||Section 32.2(1)(d)|
|Use of a commissioned photograph||Section 32.2(1)(f)|
|Religious, educational, or charitable performance||Section 32.2(3)|
|Private music copying||Section 80|
For a concise overview of exceptions to owners' rights for individuals, see pages 84-86 of Canadian Copyright: A Citizen's Guide (2nd ed.) (Murray & Trosow, 2013).
Questions? Contact the Copyright Office.
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