Leddy Library Copyright Clearance Service

To request copyright clearance for course materials, instructors should use the Course Resource Lists service and include any items in need to clearance on their list. Library staff will ensure copyright is cleared where necessary.

In order to assist instructors in their efforts to operate responsibly under the Copyright Act of Canada, Leddy Library offers a centralized service to clear copyright on protected materials to be used for classroom instruction.

If instructors chose to copy from protected materials to make digital copies available in Blackboard Learn or through Library Course Reserves - they can use this service to make sure copyright is cleared.
 
Before making the decision to copy from protected sources, instructors are strongly encouraged to work with their Liaison Librarians to identify alternative sources for classroom instruction from the vast amount of digital content available through library subscriptions, Creative Commons licenses, Open Access websites or materials not under copyright protection (public domain). See alternative online resources.
 
NOTE
  • It often takes several weeks to get copyright cleared; allow at least 6 to 8 weeks for the library to obtain clearance
  • Each new use (i.e. semester) requires a new clearance request
Questions can be sent to: copyright@uwindsor.ca