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Understanding Fair Dealing

Understanding Fair Dealing


Hello! and Welcome to the ncLibraries, “Understanding
fair dealing” tutorial. This brief tutorial will look at what fair
dealing is, the criteria for fair dealing ,and the fair dealing analysis. Let’s get
started! So, what is fair dealing? Fair dealing is
an exception under the Copyright Act that can be described as using a copyrighted work
for the purpose of research, private study, education, parody or satire, news reporting,
criticism or review and does not infringe copyright. When using the fair dealing exception it is
crucial that your use fall under the ones listed in the Copyright Act. These uses include
research, private study, education, parody or satire, news reporting, criticism or review. You must also remember to cite your sources.
The following are reasons why you need to cite your sources: It is a criteria of fair dealing according
to the Copyright Act. It is also giving credit where credit is due. And finally another reason why you should
cite your cite is you are respecting the value, time, amd effort put into the creation of
a work. For more information about citing, please consult the “Why, where, and when of
citing” tutorial. As a student you are most likely using information
for the purpose of research, private study, or education. Congratulations! You have past
the first stage of the fair dealing analysis. To make sure that your use of work would be
considered fair dealing it is important to evaluate your purposes against 6 fair dealing
criteria: Number one,the purpose of the dealing; What
are you using this work for? Remember it should be for one of the fair dealing uses such as research, private study, education, parody or satire, news-reporting, criticism or review. Number two; the character of the dealing; How many
copies of this work are you making? For instance, are you making multiple copies of the work
available on a public site for others to copy? That would be considered unfair. Are you putting it on a password
protected site like Blackboard that would be considered fair. Number three; the amount of the dealing; How much of
the work is being copied? How much of the Consider quantity
and quality of the work being copied. Remember the less being copied is better. An excerpt
of a short story or a chapter of a book being copied would be FAIR. Copying an entire book
of short stories would be considered UNFAIR Number four; alternatives to the dealing; can you use something
in the public domain or Creative Commons? If you doubt whether your copying will be considered fair dealing,
do not copy the work. Consult library staff and visit the library’s subject guide Copyright
for Students for alternative sources Number five the nature of the work; Is the work being
copied confidential? Is the work intended for a paying clientele? Copying a confidential
or restricted work would be considered UNFAIR. Copying a work that is intended to be circulated
for public interest would be considered FAIR Number six the effect of the dealing on the work;
Will the copying of the work potentially compete with the market of the original? If the answer is yes this use would be UNFAIR, if the answer is
no this would be considered a FAIR use To recap, today we learned what fair dealing is,
the criteria for fair dealing, and fair dealing analysis. Please remember if you have any problems to consult the library. Thanks for listening!

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