Brock adopts new Fair Dealing Policy

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By MikeBlogs (www.flickr.com/photos/mikeblogs)

On Feb. 14, 2013, Brock’s Board of Trustees Financial Planning, Investment and Human Resources Committee approved a new Fair Dealing Policy.

The new policy gives guidance to faculty and staff when copying and sharing copyright materials under the fair dealing exception in the Copyright Act and replaces a previous policy that became outdated due to developments in case law and legislation.

The policy, which has already been adopted by other universities, colleges and schools across Canada, provides Brock instructors with much more flexibility and certainty when sharing copies of materials with students.

It allows instructors to copy short excerpts of materials, such as one chapter per book, one article per journal issue, or up to 10 per cent of a work, and share the excerpts with students through Isaak/Sakai, as a print handout, or in course packs.

For more info about the policy, visit the University’s Fair Dealing website, or contact copyright@brocku.ca

The Library and Centre for Pedagogical Innovation will be offering workshops to explain the new policy in the near future. Slides from a January workshop on the policy are available here, as well as a 5-minute video re-cap.

Posted on March 8, 2013

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