The “fair dealing” exception in the Copyright Act allows anyone to use a copyrighted work without permission or payment for one of the following eight purposes, provided that what you do with the work is "fair":
* If your purpose is criticism, review or news reporting, you must also mention the source and author of the work for it to be fair dealing
Whether something is 'fair' will depend on the circumstances. Courts will normally consider the following six factors:
It is not necessary that your use satisfy every one of these factors in order to be fair, and no one factor is determinative by itself. In assessing whether your use is fair, a court would look at the factors as a whole to determine if, on balance, your use is fair.
According to Okanagan College's Fair Dealing Guidelines, a short excerpt could be:
A single copy of a short excerpt from a copyright-protected work may be provided or communicated to each student enrolled in a class or course:
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