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More information can be found on the SLC Libraries Copyright Guide: https://stlawrencecollege.libguides.com/copyright.
Fair Dealing is a legal exemption to the exclusive rights of copyright holders. It is determined on a case-by-case basis and is based on a consideration of the following four factors:
The purpose and character of the use (including whether it is commercial, non-profit, or educational)
The nature of the copyrighted work
The amount and substantiality of the portion to be used
The effect upon the potential market for the copyrighted work
Because intention is a part of the consideration, only the end user can make the initial assessment of whether their use is fair.
Fair Dealing Checklist
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