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


To assist you in providing access to a section of a book you need, the Libraries may be able to purchase an electronic copy of required texts which can then be linked from your eClass 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.

Another option is to use the services of the Copyright Office’s Reading List/Syllabus Review Service. The Copyright Office (copy@yorku.ca) can help determine whether your requested selection of a text may be provided, working in partnership with the Libraries, to facilitate scanning. If permissable under York University's Fair Dealing Guidelines, the Copyright Office will email you a pdf of the requested reading for upload  to your eClass site.
  • Last Updated Sep 26, 2020
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  • Answered By Betty Irving