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You may also be able to go beyond the limitations of these guidelines if you conduct your own Fair Dealing analysis and determine that your use is "fair".
1. Materials in the public domain may be scanned and uploaded freely without restriction.
In Canada, copyright protection generally expires 50 years after the death of the creator; translations or annotations of such works are also copyrighted. For more on Canadian public domain, consult this detailed flowchart, development by the University of Alberta.
2. Print materials - You or Robertson Library owns the original print but without an online license:
3. Online materials that Robertson Library licenses:
It is simplest to provide a link instead of trying to copy the content into your course. See this page for help making links that will work for your students off-campus as well as on campus or contact the Library staff for assistance.
4. Materials that you mostly made but includes some third party material (like a PowerPoint you made that includes images you got from elsewhere):
5. Materials you found on public web sites:
Content on Websites can be displayed in class or linked to through courseware, unless there is a statement on the site expressly forbidding such use.
6. Other situations: Follow the guidelines offered by these other Canadian organizations or do your own Fair Dealing analysis:
Note that when the new copyright law (C-11, 2012, Copyright Modernization Act) is in force, these guidelines are likely to change significantly, so check back regularly!
See our Library Services and Courseware page for a summary of other options faculty have for sharing materials with their students.