Fair Dealing

The new Copyright Modernization Act and recent Supreme Court of Canada rulings have had a significant impact on the interpretation and application of Fair Dealing in regard to the copying of third party materials for non-commercial educational usage in Canada. Some have referred to these developments as The Perfect Storm.

Athabasca University is committed to following the Supreme Court of Canada’s guidelines regarding the application of Fair Dealing. AU’s Fair Dealing Policy and Procedures may be accessed here:

Fair Dealing Policy
Fair Dealing Procedures

Fair Dealing information and guidance for AU faculty and staff may be accessed here:

Fair Dealing Information for Officers and Faculty of Athabasca University

A fun tool to walk through a Fair Dealing Analysis can be accessed here:

Fair Dealing Analysis tool

*Note all third party materials are to be submitted to the AU Copyright Office; we will determine and confirm if Fair Dealing applies to your intended usage of third party content in AU courses.