Copyrights are rights granted to the author or creator of an original work. Copyright Act of Canada ( 1921 ) underwent several amendments, and finally emerged as protecting the original author with the exception of fairdealing laws that protect public interest. Fairdealing is an exception to copyright laws, which allows use of copyrighted material in specific cases like research articles, study, criticism, review and news reporting, without purchasing licenses. This is important in education because the cost of material is reduced. Fairdealing in Canada is not merely a defense but it tries to maintain a balance between the users’ and copyright owner’s rights. The court clearly laid 6 criteria which are considered as norms for fairdealing. They are the purpose of the dealing, the character, amount, nature of work, and effect of dealing on the work and whether there are any alternatives to dealing. The Copyright Act states that copying should fall within the fairdealing exceptions, its use should be fair and ensure that there is no copyright infringement. Access copyright is the main collective for rights owners of writings and academics.