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Access Copyright Licence

To address copying that is not covered by fair dealing or other allowable uses under the Copyright Act, Durham College has a licence with Access Copyright. 

What may be copied?

Faculty, staff and students may copy any published work in Access Copyright's repertoire. Use the Title Search and Permissions tool to identify work covered by the Access Copyright agreement.

For published works in Access Copyright's repertoire, faculty, staff and students can:

  • photocopy, fax, scan and print;
  • store copies, such as on a hard drive, USB stick or on a Secure Network;
  • transmit by email, upload or post copies within a Secure Network;
  • project and display copies, such as on overheads, on LCD or plasma monitors, or interactive whiteboard;
  • make copies for the purpose of interlibrary loan, creating alternate format copies and managing library collections; and
  • create Course Collections.

Course collections refer to paper copies of published works assembled into course packs, or digital copies of published works that are emailed, linked or hyperlinked to, or posted on, uploaded to or stored on a Secure Network as part of a course of study. Consult with the Durham College Bookstore about requirements for creating course packs.

How much can faculty, staff and students copy?

Faculty, staff and students may copy up to 20% of a book or make a copy of a repertoire work that is:

  • an entire article, short story, play, essay or poem, or reproduction of an artistic work from a volume containing other published works;
  • an entire article or page from a newspaper or periodical;
  • an entire entry from an encyclopedia or similar reference work or an entire reproduction of an artistic work from a publication;
  • one chapter of a book, provided the chapter is no more that 20% of that book.

A user may copy up to 20% of a repertoire work or any of the above for a Course Collection and for certain library collection management purposes. Visit Access Copyright for a complete listing of guidelines or consult specific publisher licences for library electronic subscriptions.

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