Copyright is a policy mechanism that protects forms of creative expression, such as original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works. Much of the material that you use in your class is protected by copyright law.
Managing the use of copyrighted materials in your classroom can be difficult. Through the new Copyright Policy and Copyright Advisory Office, Queen's is committed to helping you manage and support the use of copyrighted materials in both the face-to-face and digital classrooms.
Starting Point: The Copyright and Teaching Guide provides step-by-step guidelines for understanding how the Copyright Act and how the Copyright Policy at Queen's can be applied to your teaching situation.
Fair Dealing: The Copyright at Queen's Policy includes guidelines for copying under the Fair Dealing exemption. Review a summary on theFair Dealing Guidelines page.
See the Copyright Advisory Office page for more specific information (including FAQs, guidelines for posting material to the web, information related to copyright and publication agreements etc.).
The services of the Copyright Advisory Office include: