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Copyright

Information about respecting Canadian copyright law in your work at Centennial.

What can you post to eCentennial and course sites?

You can share the following works on eCentennial and course sites:

  • Your own works, including photographs and images
  • Works in the public domain or otherwise ineligible for copyright protection
  • Works published under an open access model
  • Works published by the government of the United States
  • Works which you have written permission to post
  • Some copyright-protected e-resources licensed through the library—check the database usage terms and learn how to create stable links
  • Online content—legitimately posted, no digital locks, no notices prohibiting educational use

You can only share links to the following works on eCentennial and course sites:

  • Some copyright-protected e-resources licensed through the library—check the database usage terms and learn how to create stable links
  • Online content which cannot be copied and shared with your students—legitimately posted, no digital locks

You can share the following works on eCentennial only:

Check copyright permissions in CLEAR

CLEAR is a is a database of permitted uses for Centennial's subscription resources. Check CLEAR to find out whether you can post an item online, use it in class or add it to a course pack.


CLEAR is also available in Search the Library Collections.  For content from online journals and ebooks, click on "Permitted Uses" to see the copyright permissions.  

If you cannot see the "Permitted Uses" option, you may need to change your browser's security settings to allow it to load Javascript.  In Chrome, click on "Load full site" or "Load unsafe script".  In Internet Explorer, click on "Show all content" in the pop-up message, or adjust the security settings.

Tip:  Different databases have different permissions. For example, if you want to, “post a copy in eCentennial” but the permissions say “No” or “Ask”, you may want to check if that item is available in a different database and check its permissions.

screen shot of CLEAR Permitted Uses in Search the Library Collections

 

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