This web page is currently being updated to reflect recent changes in Canadian copyright laws, specifically the adoption of the Copyright Modernization Act. For more information on the state of copyright in Canada, see the Government of Canada’s Balanced Copyright website.
A single copy of a news program or news commentary program (excluding documentary programs) may be taped for replaying in the classroom for educational purposes for one year after the original broadcast.
After one year, the copy must be destroyed or royalties paid to copyright owner through the Educational Rights Collective of Canada.
Records must be kept of all such recordings by the educational institution with information as to the date the recording was made, any rights clearance, and the date the recording was erased or that royalties were paid.
A copy of any broadcast may be made and kept for 30 days to be evaluated for educational use. After 30 days, the broadcast must be destroyed or royalties paid. This evaluation copy may not be shown in class without payment of royalties to the copyright holder.
Live radio and television programs may be shown in the classroom while being broadcast.
You can reproduce and perform a copyrighted work, on the premises of an educational institution, if it is for a test or examination and is not commercially available.