There have been significant changes in the copyright environment recently. As a result, the University of the Fraser Valley has revised its approach to how materials protected by copyright are used in order to meet the needs of our institution.
In addition to UFV's Copyright Compliance Policy, we have also implemented supporting documents: Copying Guidelines and Fair Dealing Requirements, which have been reviewed and updated to reflect current best practices and current federal legislation.
In general, one is allowed to make a copy if:
If you require assistance with verifying the copyright status of material you are using or help seeking copyright clearance or public performance rights for teaching or research purposes, contact the Copyright Librarian. The Copyright Librarian will determine allowable uses and assist with copyright clearance as needed.
Please review the other webpages within this guide to find out more about copyright law and the exceptions available to you as an instructor or faculty member which grant you the right to use and distribute copyright materials under certain conditions.