The licenses for some e-journals provided by the Library allow instructors to upload articles into secure course management systems. While posting a PDF of a journal article may be possible, it is worth considering whether there is a better alternative, such as providing a direct link to the article. A direct link provides access to the most recent version of an article, with corrections, changes and supplementary material which might have been added after a copy is uploaded.
It is important to remember that the Fair Dealing Policy and NIC’s electronic licenses generally do not permit you to upload to a website, or create links on a website, that is not part of NIC’s secure network.
Please note that just because you acknowledge the author and source of a work doesn’t mean you won’t be liable for copyright infringement. Acknowledging the source is no defense if the way in which you’ve used the work is not permitted under the Copyright Act of Canada. So make sure you either fall within an exception or have the copyright owner’s permission.
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