Conestoga facilitates access to print, media, and electronic resources to support and enrich learning, teaching, and research in compliance with the following:
All copying, selling, or distribution of print (books, articles, periodicals), media, or electronic resources in which copyright subsists shall comply with the guidelines/limits provided in the documents above, as well as other relevant federal and provincial laws and/or regulations and all applicable College policies.
Conestoga respects the rights of copyright owners and shall not deliberately copy, sell, distribute, or use any print or electronic materials, without explicit permission from the copyright owner, or in compliance with one of the aforementioned guiding documents.
You may also find Guidelines for the Use of Copyrighted Material, compiled by the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT), helpful in determining how you can utilize copyright-protected material.
The “Fair Dealing Exception” in the Copyright Act allows a person to copy, without permission, a short excerpt from a copyrighted work for the purposes of research, private study, education, satire, parody, criticism, review, or news reporting, In addition, the work must be treated fairly. Please see Fair Dealing at Conestoga to learn more about Fair Dealing.
Below are a list of the different copyright educational opportunities offered at Conestoga. Choose the one that best suits your learning style and schedule.
Workshops designed to expand your understanding of copyright, as well as highlight resources available from the Library.
If you have questions about copyright and virtual lessons, please contact James or Tessa. For additional help, please consult our Teaching with Zoom Q&A sheet.
On July 30, 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada released its judgment in York University v. Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency (Access Copyright), ruling that:
For a detailed history of the case between Access Copyright and York University and a thoughtful analysis of the recent Supreme Court judgment, please read: