Copyright links & info for teachers

February 12, 2016 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

Here are some really useful resources /links  for teachers to better understand how the Canadian Copyright Act affects the use (reproduction, performance and publication) of resources in the classroom.   Did you know that Canadian fair dealing guidelines (not to be confused with the US Fair Use policy) include education for insubstantial amounts, and that there are education exceptions permitting a broader use of resources?

Book Resources:

Harris, L, E. (2014). Canadian copyright law.  4th ed.  Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. [Copy available in the TDSB Professional Library, 395-8289]

Noel, W., & Snel, J. (2012). Copyright Matters! Some key questions & answers for teachers, Council of Ministers of Education, Canada; Canadian School Boards Association, Canadian Teachers Federation. Retrieved from [Copy this – it is the best]

Tooth, J, (2015). Canadian copyright in schools and school libraries: A primer.  Ottawa,ON: Canadian Library Association. [Copy available in the TDSB Professional Library, 395-8289]. Brand new…received in library Feb 12, 2016 .

Internet Resources: 

Canada. Department of Justice. Copyright Act. Retrieved from

Canadian Intellectual Property Office. (2015). A guide to copyright. Retrieved from

Copyright Board of Canada:

Council of Minister of Education, Canada. Copyright Initiative:

Council of Minister of Education, Canada.(2012). Fair Dealing Guidelines. Retrieved from

Ontario Ministry of Education. (2013, June 21). Use of copyright protected works for education. Policy/Program Memorandum #157. Retreived from

This is not a comprehensive list, but it will sure get you started.

Check ’em out, Rowan

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