I want to display someone else’s work in my classroom during one of my lectures. Isn’t there some sort of exemption for that?

There are some exceptions in the Copyright Act for educational institutions which allow copying and display of materials for educational purposes. They cover displaying material in class on campus, reproducing material for exams, playing music and news or current events programs, and doing live performances of works. The fair dealing exemption will also cover some such uses.

The In the Classroom page of our Copyright and Teaching guide includes a number of options for using copyrighted works in your class. We can also investigate getting permission for you.

Copyright in the Campus Classroom

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