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.
What can I use for educational purposes?
There are many exceptions for education in the Copyright Act. In most cases, you are covered by Fair Dealing or Access Copyright. Special considerations for different copyrighted formats are included in the box below.
Distance education students are intended to have the same educational experience as students attending school in a live classroom.
Publicly available material on the Internet:
For the purposes of teaching and education, teachers and students can use publicly available material that has been legitimately posted.
Section 29.4 (1) of the Copyright Act allows you to copy a short excerpt, chapter or article 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 allows educational institutions to 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 www.resound.ca and/or www.socan.ca 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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