Fair dealing is a statutory exception to copyright infringement. It is a defence, with the burden of proof upon the defendant. To qualify under the fair dealing exception, the dealing must be for a purpose enumerated in sections 29, 29.1 or 29.2 of the Copyright Act of Canada (research, private study, education, parody, satire, criticism or review and news reporting), and the dealing must be fair. The Copyright Act allows a FAIR DEALING exception that permits the use of a substantial portion of a copyright work for the purpose of research, private study, criticism or review, or news reporting. We work to adhere to the guidelines set forth under the fair dealing sections by providing information related to education and research as well as news reporting related directly to ocean awareness, health and ocean plastic pollution.  This non-profit foundations use of content is in accordance with “Fair Dealing” guidelines.


This non-profit user interactive website, may contain copyrighted material; either added by public users or administrators; however this is not generally intended, nor encouraged without proper source citation. Such relevent material is made available for research and educational purposes, for ocean awareness purposes, to advance understanding of human rights, democracy, scientific, moral, ethical, and social justice issues, etc. This constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in Title 17 U.S.C. section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes and for direct purpose of cleaning the ocean of plastic debris, creating awareness of other organizations doing the same, connecting a global community of concerned individuals and organizations all for free for the betterment of our ocean and it’s future wellbeing. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond ‘fair use’, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner, this includes our own expedition photos without watermarks. May we all work together towards a better planet for all beings who call this home.

The Ocean Legacy Foundation
Mailing Address:
13537 64A Ave

Surrey, BC
V3W 9H6

The Ocean Legacy Foundation is a federally registered Canadian non-profit, certificate of Incorporation number:  907885-1

Note: All grievances or comments regarding copyrighted content on our website are taken very seriously. We endeavour to uphold copyright laws in our continent of residence North America, specifically Canada and the United States.  Please use the contact form if you wish to have your copyrighted material removed from our website we will comply within 48 hours of written/email notice. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

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