January 23, 2022

New Journal Article: “Access Copyright and Fair Dealing Guidelines in Higher Educational Institutions in Canada: A Survey”

The following peer-reviewed article was published online earlier today.


Access Copyright and Fair Dealing Guidelines in Higher Educational Institutions in Canada: A Survey


Serena Henderson, M.Ed.
Athabasca University

Prof. Rory McGreal
Athabasca University

Dr. Viviane Vladimirschi
Athabasca University


Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research
Vol 13 No 2 (2018)
DOI: 10.21083/partnership.v13i2.4147


Information about the acceptance by Canadian higher education institutions (HEI) of the Access Copyright (AC) licence is important for educators, though only a minority of HEI in Canada have opted in to the licence. Furthermore, the copyright “pentalogy,” the five major decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) and its interpretation of fair dealing, are relevant for institutions, faculty, and students. Many Canadian universities and colleges/institutes adopted the Universities Canada (UC) guidelines on fair dealing, while some adopted the six factors as stated by the SCC as their guidelines. In some cases, institutions have not adopted any policy or guidelines for any aspect of copyright. This paper investigates these issues to provide one perspective on the behaviour Canadian HEI exhibit in their adherence to AC and their use of policy and guidelines at their respective institutions

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