This guide was designed solely for informational purposes for Georgian College students, faculty & staff.
All other users are encouraged to check and confirm the information with their institution.
This site is prepared by library staff and is not reviewed by legal counsel.
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Copyright & You
The ACCC Fair Dealing Policy allows you to copy a short excerpt of a copyright protected work:
- up to 10% of a copyright-protected work (including a literary work, musical score, sound recording, and an audiovisual work)
- one chapter from a book
- a single article from a periodical
- an entire artistic work (including a painting, print, photograph, diagram, drawing, map, chart, and plan) from a copyright-protected work containing other artistic works
- an entire newspaper article or page
- an entire single poem or musical score from a copyright-protected work containing other poems or musical scores
- an entire entry from an encyclopedia, annotated bibliography, dictionary or similar reference work
No copies may be made of the following:
- Unpublished works
- Proprietary workbooks, work cards, assignment sheets, tests or examination papers
- Instruction manuals
- Newsletters with restricted circulation to a fee paying clientele
- Business cases which are made available for purchase
Ready! Set! Go!
Good to Go
- Library databases (includes articles and video streaming)
- Books on Library Reserve
- Articles on Library Reserve (that meet copying guidelines)
- Works in public domain
- Creative Commons, Flickr, Pixabay
Canadian Copyright Act
and SCC decisions
- Scan and upload articles or book chapter to Blackboard
- Copy of an article/book chapter for each student in class (meets copying guidelines)
- Upload PowerPoint slideshow with images to Blackboard
- Modify or adapt an image
- Show DVD in class
- Individual created mash-up for non-commercial purpose
- Link to a website, blog or wiki
Ask for Library Assistance
- Copying more than copying guidelines
- Requesting permission from publisher or copyright owner
- Recording a webinar
- Library Subject Specialists assistance with readings or course material
- Anything else...Please ask!
YouTube and Copyright
Best practices recommend YouTube videos posted by the copyright owner (or with the permission of the copyright owner, by a reliable source) be used in the classroom. Remember to cite your source! The video below may help explain!
Copyright Training Modules
Ontario Colleges have put together a set of training videos/modules to help you familiarize yourself with the new copyright laws & procedures. All faculty are encouraged to review these modules.
Modules are available through the Halogen Learning System:
*You will need to login with your Georgian College credentials.
From the dropdown menu select the heading Learning at Georgian.
Type "Copyright" in the search box.
8 modules will display, in order for your selection.
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