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Copyright Matters

Copyright Matters! Develop Your Understanding

Here are some resources developed by the Council of Education Ministers, Canada ( to help you make informed decisions about the use of copyright-protected materials in your classroom. They are available in English and French. Links provided below are to the English language site.

Review the Fair Dealing Guidelines

To understand the specifics of Copyright law, review a summary of the Fair Dealing Guidelines in the Copyright Act. Posters are available for download and printing.

Use the Decision Making Tool

The user-friendly Copyright Decision Tool will help you determine whether a specific intended classroom use of print materials, artistic works, or audiovisual materials is allowed by the Fair Dealing Guidelines.