Library Research Guides
The purpose of this guide is to assist faculty in making informed decisions for working with copyrighted materials.
Best practice is to model good behaviour by:
If you have question about copyright please contact Faculty Liaison Librarian, Meg Tyrell.
Most materials are copyright-protected. Generally, Fair Dealing in the Copyright Act makes provisions for short-excerpted copies of a work without permission provided it is for educational purposes. However, consideration must be made for the following
Lead by example, you should always cite author, title, date and publishing information for any source you use.
Your right to copy can be subject to certain conditions and limitations and it is always best to ask permission for the materials you intend to use.
Section 29 of the Copyright Act states that Fair Dealing for the purpose of research, private study, education, parody or satire does not infringe copyright. Understanding Fair Dealing can be confusing, the following section includes guidelines to assist faculty and staff in their day-to-day use of copyrighted materials.
In general, a short excerpt is:
*Note: copying multiple short excerpts from the same work is NOT allowed
Unless otherwise outlined in a vendor license agreement, the rules for using copyright-protected works are as follows:
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