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Copyright Policy

Copyright law

General information

Students, faculty and staff must comply with copyright. This includes material that you:

  • Use during presentations
  • Make into overheads or PowerPoint slides
  • Share with others
  • Post on course websites
  • Copy or print

Copyright resources

Fair Dealing

The fair dealing policy outlines the copies that may be made by university students, staff and faculty under the fair dealing exception of the Canadian Copyright Act, without seeking the permission of the copyright owner.

Fair Dealing Policy for Universities.

Fair Dealing Guidelines

The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) has developed a series of application documents to assist universities with applying the Fair Dealing Policy for Universities.

Read the application guides on the University of Guelph Library website

Wondering how Fair Dealing applies to students? Read the Fair Dealing Guidelines for Students

Need more information about copyright for instructors? Read the Copyright Guide for Instructors or visit the Faculty Guide to Library Services.

For more information about copyright, visit the University of Guelph’s Copyright website or read the University of Guelph Library Copyright Guidelines.

Please contact or call ext. 6204 for more information.