6 Point Fair Dealing Test

Fair dealing for the purpose of research, private study, education, parody, or satire does not infringe copyright.

This interactive tool will help you assess if use of content may or may not meet fair dealing guidelines.

For each category, click on the number along the scale that most closely matches intended use and the nature of the content.

The tool will tally the points based on your selections and indicate if use is likely or not likely to meet fair dealing exceptions.

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CommercialEducational
Charitable

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Multiple Copies
Wide Distribution
Repeat Use
Single Copy
Limited Distribution
One Off

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Entire Work
Significant Exerpt
Limited /
Trivial Amount

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Competing with
original work
No detriment to
original

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Confidential /
Unpublished
Published in public
interest

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Non-copyright work
Available / Not necessary
for purpose
No alternative works /
necessary to achieve
purpose
Total Points: 18
Use likely fair - Okay for use
Fairness unclear - Please see library for assistance
Use not fair - Find an alternative or see copyright person to gain transactional licence for use
For further information, contact: Nancy E. Black, Executive Director, Library services nancyblack@nipissingu.ca
This tool is designed to assist with the fair dealing assessment process; it should not be interpreted as legal advice.