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Copyright: COVID-19: Best Copyright Practices for an Online Classroom

This is a guide to understanding your rights and responsibilities, in relation to copyright, as a member of the Loyalist College community.

Moving your physical classroom to a digital classroom can seem both an overwhelming and daunting task. Here is a quick guide to some copyright practices tips to help you.

Material Type

Text (portions of a book and journal articles)

Don’t copy more than 10% of a book

You can share only short excerpts without the need for permission
Contact the Copyright Technician if you require further assistance
Slides & Images

Don’t use content from password protected or content that is protected by a digital lock

Watch for Terms of use or Copyright notices that strictly prohibits educational uses
Cite your sources (title & author)

 

You can find openly licenses images:
 
 
Music
Don’t break digital locks to make a copy without permission
Don’t share or use your personal subscription such as Spotify,ITunes or Google Play account

 

Ask for permission
Need help? Contact the  Copyright Technician 

 

Videos
Don’t break digital locks to make a copy without permission
Don’t share or use your personal subscription such as NetFlix, Prime Video account

 

Check out the Library’s Streamed Video Collection
Share the link to the licensed video in Blackboard
Be careful when linking from YouTube (Make sure that the content is a legal and from an authoritative source)
Need help? Contact the Copyright Technician

 

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