Frequently Asked Questions

Copyright

Copyright protects literary, artistic, dramatic and musical works, as well as sound recordings, performances and communication signals. This encompasses a wide range of things, ranging from books, articles, posters, manuals and graphs, to CDs,...

Use of copyright materials at Queen's University is covered by the Canadian Copyright Act and various agreements and licences entered into by the University with copyright owners and representative organizations. The Copyright Act is the...

If the copying that you want to do falls outside of fair dealing, you will have to obtain permission from the copyright holder.

If you want to copy materials for handouts for your class, see the handouts section of our Copyright and Teaching...

The Campus Bookstore and the AMS Publishing and Copy Centre are the two main providers of print coursepacks at Queen's University and will obtain permission for you.

Any materials that you would like to include in courseware are...

The Queen's University Library contracts with a variety of vendors and publishers to provide users with thousands of electronic resources (databases, e-journals, e-books, etc.) costing millions of dollars per year.

In addition to paying...

The Library has articles electronically transmitted to it from other libraries, and the current practice is that the Library then makes the articles available to the requestor in print. The Ontario university libraries (OCUL) are now exploring...

You can put the following items on course reserve in the library without requesting permission from a copyright holder.

Original works Personal materials of instructors, for which they own the copyright (e.g. assignment questions/solutions...

Yes, you are free to create a direct link yourself, although you might want to consider reasons to have the Library do it for you. As well as saving you time, there are two advantages to having the Library create the link. The first is that...

Yes. Contact your liaison librarian and/or the Copyright Advisory Office for help with creating links to full-text digital resources in the library catalogue.

Copyright in the the Library (Reserves, Interlibrary Loan & E-Resources)...

Only if you have the student’s permission. The Report of the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Intellectual Property states that "the ownership of all types of intellectual property and for all members of the University should rest with the creators,...