What You Can Copy @ Brock

Brock Copying Guidelines

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You have various rights to copy material, including under the Copyright Act, Brock’s library licences and the Access Copyright licence. For example, you can copy material if:

  • You are copying the material for the purpose of research, private study, criticism or review, news reporting, education, parody or satire, and the way you deal with the material is fair;
  • The copying is permitted by a Brock library licence;
  • The copy will be used to display the material in class at Brock;
  • It is no longer covered by copyright (copyright lasts for the life of the author plus 50 years);
  • It is covered by an Open Access or Creative Commons licence (check the terms of the licence);
  • It is published by the government of Canada or Ontario and is being used for noncommercial purposes; or,
  • The copying is covered by the Access Copyright licence.

Your rights to copy can be subject to certain conditions and limitations. The Access Copyright poster to the right, ‘Print and Digital Copying Guidelines’, explains what you can do under the Access Copyright licence.

For further information about this and you other copying rights, contact copyright@brocku.ca or visit Brock University Copyright Information web site.

Access Copyright Guidelines


Print and Digital Copying Guidelines

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Your institution’s licence with Access Copyright provides Students and Staff with permission to copy within or in support of your institution’s mandate, in addition to ways that are covered by fair dealing and other permitted uses under the Copyright Act

What can I copy?

You can copy any published work in Access Copyright’s repertoire. Use the Access Copyright Repertoire LookUp Tool, available at http://www.accesscopyright.ca/look-up-tool.

For published works in Access Copyright’s repertoire, you can:
  • Photocopy, fax, scan and print.
  • Store copies, such as on a hard drive, USB stick or on a Secure Network.
  • Transmit by email, upload or post copies within a Secure Network.
  • Project and display copies, such as on overheads, on LCD or plasma monitors, or interactive whiteboards.
  • Make copies for the purposes of interlibrary loan, creating alternate format copies and managing library collections.
  • Create Course Collections.

Course collections are paper copies of published works assembled into coursepacks or digital copies of published works that are either emailed, linked or hyperlinked to, or posted on, uploaded to or stored on a Secure Network as part of a course of study.

How much can I copy?

You may copy up to 10% of a repertoire work or make a copy of a repertoire work that is:

  • an entire article, short story, play, essay or poem, or reproduction of an artistic work from a volume containing other published works.
  • an entire article or page from a newspaper or periodical.
  • an entire entry from an encyclopedia or similar reference work or an entire reproduction of an artistic work from a publication.
  • one chapter of a book, provided the chapter is no more than 20% of that book.

You may copy up to 20% of a repertoire work or any of the above for a Course Collection and for certain library collection management purposes. This is a summary for ease of reference. For specific terms, please consult the Licence or specific publisher licences for library electronic subscriptions.

To learn more, please consult your institution’s licence, contact your licence administrator or email Access Copyright at postsec@accesscopyright.ca.

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