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Copyright: Copyright in the Classroom FAQ


Can I photocopy and distribute to my class a journal article and/or several pages from a book?

Can I include copies of another person’s images and materials in my PowerPoint presentations?

Can I play music in class?

Can I show movies, news programs or videos in class?

Are there any databases of copyrighted materials that I can use for free without worrying about copyright?

About this guide

The information in this guide was derived from the copyright documentation created and generously shared by the following post-secondary institutions:

University of Waterloo

The University of British Columbia

Camosun College

This guide provides information about copyright, licensing and related topics. It is not intended as legal advice.

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