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Copyright & Fair Dealing

Copyright Policy

What is Fair Dealing?

Fair Dealing is an exception in the Copyright Act which allows users to reproduce copyright-protected works, within limits. Learn more about the Fair Dealing Policy.

Fair Dealing Resources:

Use these resources to learn more about fair dealing:


Licensed Content

Licensed content includes electronic journals, eBooks, streaming media and other online works subscribed to or purchased under a license agreement.

The library's licensed electronic resources are subject to license terms which may prohibit some uses that would otherwise be permitted under fair dealing or other exceptions in the Copyright Act. To ensure your particular use is permitted, check a resource’s license terms before copying and distributing content. University of Guelph resources, which are subject to license restrictions, generally have those restrictions posted in Omni. For more information, see Acceptable Use of Online Resources.