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Copyright

Library Licensing Information

The Ontario Tech Library licenses many electronic resources for its staff, faculty, and current students including indexes, databases, journals, and e-books. Access to these resources is governed by contractual agreements (license agreements) with resource providers. The agreements stipulate that access to the resource is restricted to current students, faculty and staff of Ontario Tech. Use of these resources may only be used for educational and research purposes only and not for commercial purposes.

To determine whether or not copies of works found on an electronic resource may be made, review the Terms of Use of the resource for licensing information.

If you are unsure about what you can do with a particular resource, check the permitted uses for that resource in our license database.

Generally Allowed:

  • Use by "walk-in" users not affiliated with Ontario Tech
  • Printing or downloading a copy of an article for yourself
  • Using licensed material for research, instruction, and educational purposes
  • Sharing an article with a fellow member of the Ontario Tech community
  • Posting persistent links to licensed material
  • Transmitting short excerpts by email, or uploading copies within a secure network

Generally Not Allowed:

  • Remote use to those who are not students, faculty or staff of Ontario Tech
  • Excessive printing or downloading (e.g. whole journal issues, whole books)
  • Commercial use, selling or distributing licensed material
  • Sharing material with others not affiliated with Ontario Tech
  • Posting or scanning articles or book chapters on personal websites

Always acknowledge the source on any published or unpublished document.

Library Database Licenses

The Ontario Tech Library licenses many electronic resources for its staff, faculty, and current students including indexes, databases, journals, and e-books. Access to these resources is governed by contractual agreements (license agreements) with resource providers. The agreements stipulate that access to the resource is restricted to current students, faculty and staff of Ontario Tech. Use of these resources may only be used for educational and research purposes only and not for commercial purposes.

To determine whether or not copies of works found on an electronic resource may be made, review the Terms of Use of the resource for licensing information.

Feature Film Licenses

Legally acquired films (available from a public library, video store, or a personal copy) may be shown in class for non-profit educational purposes without paying public performance rights Copyright Act, Educational Institutions, Performances 29.5 (d).

When Ontario Tech purchases films that are offered at an institutional price, the institutional price must be paid. Feature length films (videos/DVDs) available in the library catalogue have been purchased for classroom use and are licensed for non-theatrical public performance use and may be viewed in the classroom.

 

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