Do I need to obtain permission to use copyright material in my course packs?
Do I need to obtain permission if I want copyright protected material printed on campus?
If I have permission to put something on Moodle, does this mean I can also include it in my course packs?
Why is there sometimes a fee for copyright material used in course packs?

Do I need to obtain permission to use copyright material in my course packs?
Under fair dealing, short excerpts of copyright-protected material may be included in course packs without permission. See the fair dealing advisory for details. In addition some material covered by licences that the library has for electronic resources may be included in course packs.

American studies booksAny materials that you would like to include in course packs are assessed for copyright clearance requirements by the Mount Allison Bookstore staff who prepare course packs. This includes materials from the Internet, government publications, and unpublished works, not just books and journals. Providing details such as book/journal title, web address, author name, ISBN/ISSN number, page range, and total number of pages in a book will help to confirm permission more quickly. If you have any questions about copyright materials you would like to include, contact Jenn Jarvis at 364-2267 or jjarvis@mta.ca
 
Do I need to obtain permission if I want copyright protected material printed on campus?
It depends. If the amount and purpose of the copying is covered by fair dealing, or another exception, or a licence that the library has for electronic resources, you will not need express permission. If, for example, you want copies printed for classroom handout, and the amount to be copied is consistent with fair dealing, you will not need permission. If, however, what you want to copy is not covered by fair dealing, or another exception, or a library licence, permission will be needed. Any material submitted for printing is checked for copyright clearance. If you have permission to copy the item from the copyright owner, please provide documentation for the permission when submitting your order. If you do not have permission, the Mount Allison Bookstore staff will obtain permission where required.
There are some special cases, such as reproducing entire out-of-print books or rare/fragile materials, which may take longer for copyright clearance. When you place your order, the bookstore staff can assess what copyright clearance may be required. If you have any questions regarding copyright, contact Jenn Jarvis at 364-2267 or jjarvis@mta.ca

If I have permission to put something on Moodle, does this mean I can also include it in my course packs?
If the copy posted to Moodle is covered by fair dealing, it is likely that the copy can be included in course packs without permission. If however the copy posted to Moodle is permitted under a licence agreement between Mount Allison and the publisher, it is necessary to consult the licence agreement to determine whether a copy may also be included in course packs. Some copyright holders will grant users permission to put information on password-secured websites, like Moodle, but not to put the information in print format. The bookstore must confirm whether permission is required separately, even if the information is already on Moodle.

Why is there sometimes a fee for copyright material used in course packs?
Copyright holders and creators of works have the right to charge a fee for the use of their materials unless the use is otherwise covered by fair dealing, another exception, or a library licence. These fees vary, usually based on the number of pages or excerpts copied and the number of copies made. All copyright charges are collected on behalf of the copyright holders and remitted to them.

 

Adapted from Waterloo Copyright FAQ by University of Waterloo Copyright Advisory Committee, licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International Licence.