Frequently Asked Questions

Copyright

There are some exceptions in the Copyright Act for educational institutions which allow copying and display of materials for educational purposes. They cover displaying material in class on campus, reproducing material for exams, playing music...

Generally yes. The fair dealing exemption allows students to use works for research, private study, criticism or review. So provided the student is including the work for one of these purposes, and acknowledges the author and source of the...

Yes! Videos can be played in your class under the following conditions:

the video is being shown for educational purposes, on Queen's campus, for an audience made up primarily of students. the video is not an infringing copy or you have no...

Yes! The Copyright Act allows you to play a sound recording or live radio broadcasts in class as long as it is for educational purposes, not for profit, on University premises, before an audience consisting primarily of students. However, if you...

Yes. You can photocopy and hand out copyrighted works as long as they fall within the guidelines listed in the Queen's Fair Dealing policy. If you want to hand out material that is in excess of these guidelines use the Copyright Advisory Office ...

Generally, you may include other people’s works in your classroom presentations without having to get permission or pay a fee provided there’s no commercial version available. Under the educational exemption in the Copyright Act, you may make...

In most cases, you own the copyright for the works you create at the university but there are a few exceptions. Please see the Intellectual Property Guidelines  of the Queen's School of Graduate Studies for more information.

All Copyright...

Moral rights are additional rights held by authors of literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works. They consist of rights that protect the integrity of a work and the reputation of its author. The right of attribution is the right to always be...

You ask! The Copyright Advisory Office does provide a service for getting permission to use copyrighted materials in your class. See our Clearance and Permissions services website for more information.  If you want to request permission for other...

The copyright laws in the U.S. and Canada are different. For example, the U.S. has a provision known as ‘fair use’ which is different from the Canadian equivalent (‘fair dealing’). If you are from the U.S. or are collaborating with a U.S....