Copyright Technician

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Lori Hallahan
Office: K210L, Barrie Campus
705-728-1968 ext. 1682


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 Help for Faculty & Staff

Access our YouTube video outlining how to get help with copyright.

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  • Unpublished works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

Green light

 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
Yellow light

 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
Stop light.

 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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