Whenever using works protected by copyright, cite the source and the author.
Whenever copies are distributed each copy MUST include the following statement:
This item is supplied to you for your personal use in compliance with the Copyright Act, or with permission of the copyright owner under license with Access Copyright or other means. No further reproduction, distribution or transmission is allowed, except as otherwise permitted by law.
College instructors and staff may communicate and reproduce, in paper or electronic form, short excerpts from a copyright protected work for the purposes of research, private study, criticism, review, news reporting, education, satire and parody.
Up to 10% of a copyright‐protected work (including textbooks), or
A single copy of a short excerpt may be provided or communicated to each student enrolled in a class or course.
You may not copy or communicate multiple short excerpts from the same copyright‐protected work.
No copying may be carried out with a motive of gain.
No copying may be carried out if the work or subject matter is commercially available in an appropriate medium.
Items obtained through ILLO may NOT be copied or placed on reserve.
Must NOT substitute for the purchase of books, course packs or other published materials
You are prohibited from tampering with digital locks or other TPMs (technological protection measures) that restrict sharing or copying the content.
May be reproduced, downloaded, or communicated to students and staff, providing:
NOTE: Be sure to comply with any posted restrictions. For example, if posted under Creative Commons or similar, use according to the applicable license.
Any original work created by a student is protected by copyright.
Subject to Policy A10, the student must authorize any further use of his/her work.
Any of the following uses typically requires written permission from the student:
Requests for Course Collections in paper format must be made on the form provided by the Print & Graphics Centre. Information required is:
You should keep track of any copyright material that you use, especially if you obtained permission for use beyond the allowances in the Act or license. Make sure you keep all necessary information.
Special permissions are available for the benefit of individuals with perceptual disabilities.
Copyright covers all intellectual property including images, videos, DVDs, etc.
You are permitted to create a compilation of video clips or audio tracks provided that:
This guide was initially prepared in 2016 by former Red River College Library Director, Paddy Burt. All information in this guide was included with the guidance of Red River College Corporate Council and based on Red River College Policy P7 Fair Dealing (Copyright) .
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