You are allowed to copy a short excerpt from copyrighted works for your own research and study purposes under fair dealing.
Please follow the NSCC Fair Dealing Guidelines to determine how much you can copy.
Generally, you may copy up to 10% or a single article from a journal issue. Please read the NSCC Fair Dealing Guidelines and if you are uncertain consult with your NSCC Campus Library for assistance on evaluating whether your copy is fair.
It depends on the purpose. Broader user rights apply to an educational purpose. If the copying is for an assignment you can copy images using the NSCC fair dealing guidelines. You can copy images from the web as long as you include a credit to the source and creator AND there is no notice on the website that prohibits copying or educational use. (The web source should have the rights to display the image.) On the other hand, if the poster is intended to advertise a social event, it may be less fair and getting permission from the copyright owner is recommended.
Try searching for Creative Commons licensed digital images -- A more open form of copyright license where the creator chooses to freely share their work.
Yes. Whenever you are using someone else’s work, you must cite the source to avoid plagiarism. The Copyright Act requires you to cite the source and creator if mentioned for content copied from the web. It also helps readers of your work to find the sources you used.
There is an educational exception (section 29.5) in the Copyright Act that allows teachers and students to show films and documentaries on campus for educational or training purposes. The work has to be a lawfully acquired copy (can be a copy owned by an individual or borrowed from the library) and must be shown to primarily students in the audience. Infringed copies (e.g. downloaded from a pirated copy on the Web) should not be used.
For social, fundraiser, or non-educational events (e.g. student movie night), a public performance rights licence is still required to show films. At some NSCC campuses, the Student Association has a licence with Criterion Pictures for entertainment uses. The licence allows showing films that are in Criterion Pictures' repertoire. Please check with your Campus Student Association for more information.
An educational exception in the Copyright Act permits the performance of a copyrighted material (e.g. in the classroom, a concert or a play), primarily by students, on the premises of an educational institution for educational or training purposes and not for profit.
This provision does not apply to a performance at an off-campus venue that is not an educational institution. A SOCAN license for music performance may be obtained. For more information on SOCAN, please check with your Campus Library at NSCC.
NSCC students with a perceptual disability should check with the Disability Services for assistance. Library Services can request alternate format on behalf of students registered with Disability Services.
Please check with your instructor before you share class materials outside of your class.
Please check with your instructor for permission.