Copyright Guidelines & Procedures

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In compliance with Fair Dealing Guidelines as developed by the Council of Ministers of Education (CMEC), the Peel District School Board must communicate the Fair Dealing Guidelines on an annual basis in order to ensure all staff understands their obligations in accordance with the Copyright Modernization Act.

Consumables & Decision Tool

Some important information that Peel staff must be aware of:

  1. Copying, scanning, or printing materials intended for one-time use is strictly prohibited. "Materials for one-time use" are workbooks and exercise books in which students record answers. Refer to the Consumables Poster.
  2. An Interactive tool to support educators in determining what constitutes acceptable material for reproduction under Fair Dealing Guidelines is available. See the Fair Dealing Decision Tool.

Fair Dealing & Supporting Documents

Please make sure you are aware of the Fair Dealing Guidelines. The following supports and materials (and a few others) can also be found on the Professional Library website's Copyright folder. The materials are included here for your convenience. You may need to use your Peel login to access some of the documents.

Video Licensing Information

Library Support has supplied documents on its intranet page regarding video licences. Here are a few highlights:

  • Please preview anything you wish to show to students. The BYOD resources do not appraise its media for student use. If you'd like to check the movie's rating before you preview it, consult the Ontario Film Review Board site:​ (presently not working, unfortunately).

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Test your Copyright knowledge

This Quizizz is active until Sun. Nov. 3, 11:45 pm.

1. Open in your browser

2. Enter the 6-digit game code 285676, and click "Proceed"

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4. You will get an avatar, and then see a "Start Game" button. Click it to begin!

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Image credits

@AcademicsSay. "If you liked it then you should have put a citation on it." Twitter, 6 Sep. 2016, 8:18 a.m.,

AFF 2011: Lasalle Graduate Fashion Show - Backstage & Catwalk. Photography. Britannica ImageQuest. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 25 May 2016. Accessed 15 Sep 2016.

Evergreen State Fair Rides at Night. Photography. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. Accessed 24 Sep 2018.

Garden tools / Lithograph / 1890. Illustration. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. Accessed 24 Sep 2018.

Intelligent transport exhibition. Photograph. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 31 Aug 2017. Accessed 27 Sep 2017.