Using song lyrics in an educational facility
Type of use
What To Do
Clarifications and cautionary statement
The current Copyright Act allows for the free use and reproduction of musical works in schools for educational purposes, except when a collective rights management organization can grant a licence for the proposed use. Quebec’s Ministry of Education enforces the agreement concluded with COPIBEC that includes the reproduction of song lyrics.
However, not all the song lyrics reproduced in textbooks and sheet music are covered by COPIBEC. Some musical works are not represented by that collective rights management organization.
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