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Copyright: Copyright and LEARN FAQ

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Copyright and LEARN FAQ

Can I post copies of copyright-protected works to LEARN? Can I email copies to students enrolled in my courses?

Is there any difference between posting something on my own website versus posting something on LEARN?

May I upload a PDF of a journal article I obtained through the library to LEARN for my students to read?

May I scan a print journal article or a book chapter into a PDF and post it on LEARN?

Do I need to ask permission to link to a website?

I gave a PowerPoint presentation in class which includes figures, charts, diagrams and other images from a textbook. Can I post it on LEARN? I’ll be sure to cite where the figures came from.

May I post examples of my students’ work on my LEARN course or on my personal website?

Copyright and Posting to LEARN

When posting to LEARN, your attribution should include:

Title

Author

Source

License (terms of use)

Always make the greatest effort to include as much detail from the source as is available. If the creator is unknown, be sure to include that in your attribution.

If it is not possible to include an attribution statement with the work copied, use a bibliography or a list of sources that clearly identifies which citation accompanies which work.

For additional examples of media attribution visit https://www.library.unisa.edu.au/media/1832/attribution_examples1.pdf

Material   

Activity

Creative Commons license
  • Attribute the source
  • Provide details of type of Creative Commons license

  Example of photograph attribution:

  RoyalExchange, London, UK by BRENAC, 2014. Licensed under a CC-BY-SA-3.0 license.

 

Faculty-created material
  • Attribute the source

  Author, Institution

  John Green, North Island College.

  Team, Portfolio, Institution

  Published by Committee Members, Teaching and Learning Committee, North Island College.

Images from books, internet, etc.
  • Attribute the source
  • Ensure the use of the image is within parameters of Fair Dealing guidelines
  • Include the following statement: © "This is solely for your personal use for research, private study, criticism or review only. Further reproduction, distribution, transmission, dissemination, or any other use, may be an infringement of copyright if done without securing the permission of the copyright owner. You may not distribute, e-mail or otherwise communicate these materials to any other person."
Scanned copy of a short excerpt
  • Attribute the source
  • Include the following statement: © "This is solely for your personal use for research, private study, criticism, or review only. Further reproduction, distribution, transmission, dissemination, or any other use, may be an infringement of copyright if done without securing the permission of the copyright owner. You may not distribute, e-mail or otherwise communicate these materials to any other person."
Material from library's electronic resources
  • Persistent links to library electronic resources are generally acceptable
  • Some resources allow posting of a PDF of the article. Consult the Copyright Licenses Permissions Chart for more information.
Powerpoint slides from lectures
  • If you have used copyrighted materials in your slides (e.g. images) make sure you attribute the source and ensure Fair Dealing guidelines have been met.
Powerpoint slides provided by publisher
  • Slides can only be posted to Blackboard if the textbook has been adopted
Videos

 (Adapted from University of South Australia Library media attribution https://www.library.unisa.edu.au/media/1832/attribution_examples1.pdf .)

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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