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Copyright and Teaching at Queen's University

This guide is designed to provide instructors with information that they need to ensure copyright compliance when teaching at Queen's University. 


  • Copyright Basics for Instructors 
    A summary of the Copyright Act that highlights areas of interest for faculty and instructors.
  • Licensed Materials and Services on Campus
    A summary of some of the current (and past) copyright related licences at Queen's.
  • Quick Guidelines 
    Our 5 minute guide for ensuring copyright compliance while teaching at Queen's.
  • Print Support Materials 
    How to use print works to support the learning in your course (e.g. coursepacks, textbooks, library resources). 
  • In the Classroom 
    How to copy works for use in the classroom (e.g. presentation slides, videos, music, handouts).
  • On the Internet 
    How to use digital works to support the learning in your course (e.g. works uploaded to course websites). 
  • Resources
    Tips for obtaining copyright permission and search strategies for finding Creative Commons licensed materials.

Please send suggestions and comments about this guide to copy.right@queensu.ca.

Creative Commons Licence
The Copyright and Teaching Guide is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 Canada License.

Last Updated: 05 March 2014

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