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Copyright: Copyright Clearance

Using Material from Databases

Please note: Not all database licenses provide the same usage rights. Database licenses supersede Fair Dealing and we must adhere to the license agreements. To find out how material from a database may be used in or out of the classroom check our license lookup here: College Libraries Electronic Access Rights (CLEAR) or contact the library directly.

Have a Question on Copyright?

Information provided in our guide can often be confusing and hard to interpret. If ever in doubt contact Marcia Steeves the College's Academic Integrity and Copyright Officer.

Copyright Clearance

In such a rapidly changing copyright landscape, it's natural to be unsure about what is acceptable to use in class.

To assist in clarifying whether or not copyright permission is required, we have prepared a Copyright Decision Map for your use. 

If permission is required, or you are still unclear, please contact Marcia Steeves, Academic Integrity and Copyright Officer, with as much detail as possible and she will advise you as to whether or not the use is acceptable under our Fair Dealing Policy or whether additional permissions from the copyright holders are required.

Fair Dealing

Need a reminder of what is considered "fair"? Click here to view material relating to our Fair Dealing Policy. Also, keep in mind the Fair Dealing Factors when determining whether or not you should reproduce copyright protected material. 


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