Conditions of Use and Licensing Restrictions for Library Subscription e-Resources
Conditions for use of the digital resource subscriptions are set out in the licenses from the publishers/vendors. Users are responsible for complying with the terms and conditions of use. Some general principles are:
Systematic downloading/copying of an "excessive" portion of a resource either manually or using robots, spiders, or other automated programs, and archiving the downloaded content in any format or medium is strictly prohibited. For example:
Consequences of Violation
*Derived from Conditions of Use and Licensing Restrictions from Run Run Shaw Library at the City University of Hong Kong. Thank you to the Run Run Shaw Library for assistance in developing these conditions of use.
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.
Please remember that violations of our license terms by anyone can result in the loss of access to that resource for the entire university community. 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 Not Allowed:
Always acknowledge the source on any published or unpublished document.
Creating a Permalink
When a permalink is available, the student simply clicks on the permalink to view the article. To make a durable link:
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.