Under the university reproduction rights licence, you can conveniently and legally use content protected by the Copyright Act. There are four requirements that must be met:
You can reproduce excerpts from publications on paper or in digital format for teaching or research purposes. The following types of use are allowed under your university licence:
Create coursepacks that can include short stories, poems, essays, specialized articles and chapters from a variety of publications.
Share excerpts from publications with your students and colleagues via email or a learning management system.
Display text excerpts or images on a smartboard during classes or integrate them into a slideshow.
Give your students photocopies of excerpts from publications.
Students are allowed to print out a paper copy of a digital format excerpt provided by a professor or instructor. They can also make a copy on local storage media such as a USB flash drive.
The usage limits under your university reproduction rights licence apply per semester for the same course group.
You’re allowed to reproduce:
- 15% of a publication in the Copibec repertoire
The following can also be copied under the licence:
- An article
- Song lyrics
- Short text from a collective work
- Newspaper page
- Entry from a reference book Image from a book, magazine or newspaper
Chapter that is not more than 20% of the total number of pages in a book
Here are some examples of authorized content use according to your university licence:
Put 15 pages from a 100-page book on the intranet for your students
Hand out photocopies of a magazine article in class
Display a newspaper page on screen for your class
Reproduce an entire chapter without exceeding 20% of the book
Include a short story in a coursepack distributed to your students
Insert a chart or image from a book into a coursepack
Put the lyrics to a song on a learning management system
Email an entire entry from an encyclopedia