I want to copy part of a book for my students. Can you tell me if I'm violating copyright laws?


Please note that while the Libraries cannot provide scanned copies of print materials, we may be able to purchase an electronic copy of required texts which can then be linked from your Moodle site using stable permalinks. Please email the Contact Content & Analysis Department to inquire about purchasing an e-book (yul_cda@yorku.ca.) A member of their team will attempt to acquire the item and will follow up with you as soon as possible.  Note that e-textbooks are generally not available for purchase by the Libraries.

If an electronic version is not available for purchase by the Libraries, instructors should continue to use the services of the Copyright Office’s Reading List/Syllabus Review Service. The Copyright Office (copy@yorku.ca) can help determine whether a scanned portion or selection of a text may be uploaded to a Moodle site if it falls within "fair dealing".
  • Last Updated Apr 09, 2020
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  • Answered By Betty Irving