Library Research Guides
The purpose of this guide is to assist faculty in making informed decisions about working with copyrighted materials.
For more information about copyright and how if applies to your courses email Faculty Liaison Librarian, Meg Tyrell.
Section 29.4 (1) of the Copyright Act states that a short excerpt, chapter or article can be copied if:
Any substantial use of a copyrighted-work that extends beyond the parameters of fair dealing or educational exceptions requires permission from the copyright holder. License agreements also have to be considered.
For support contact Librarian Meg Tyrell
Section 30.04 states that educational institutions can reproduce, share, save and download publicly available materials on the web under certain conditions.
Material from the web can be used as long as:
Playing sound recordings, radio and TV shows is permissible provided:
See Section 29.5(b) and (c) for more information
Performing Music or Theatrical Works on Mohawk College premises is permitted without permission or payment of royalties if:
See Section 32.2(3) for more information
SOCAN and Re:Sound
If the use of live and recorded music requires permission and payment:
Contact resound and/or Connect with SOCAN for more information.
Copying or display of videos is allowed for:
You cannot copy a TV series, documentary of film without permission from the copyright holder. If a video is available on the Web it may not be permissible to use as a teacher resource. It is best practice to seek permission.
Netflix and iTunes are licensed for personal use and do not allow for the showing of their content in the classroom or for posting in MyCanvas
YouTube and other video sharing sites may contain content that is uploaded by individuals that are not the copyright owner. Check the legitimacy of YouTube content before sharing with students.
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