Answered By: Jenn Peters
Last Updated: Jun 12, 2018     Views: 133


First you need to consider whether your article meets the Fair Dealing Factors.

Fair dealing factors include:

  • Purpose - what is it being used for?
  • Character - how many copies are being made? How is it being distributed?
  • Amount - how much of the actual work are you copying?
  • Alternatives - are there usable alternatives so copying is unnecessary?
  • Nature - is the work published or unpublished?
  • Effect on the original - what effect does the copying have on the original work?

This chart on our Copyright Guide can help you determine fair use.

We should also note that the article must not be from a personal subscription service, as posting paid or subscribed content is likely to violate the subscription agreement. Most agreements of this sort are meant for personal use only.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact

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