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Copyright basics - Educational exceptions
(s. 29.4 to 29.9)
Under certain conditions, educational institutions or persons acting under their
authority can make limited copies for instruction and examinations:
- Instructors can copy a work onto a board, flip chart or similar surface and project a work using an overhead projector or similar device. The projection must be on the school's premises for educational purposes only. Digital projectors are arguably covered by this section.
- For the purposes of an exam or test, instructors can reproduce, translate or perform a work when it is not commercially available in an appropriate medium.
Other educational exceptions are discussed in the sections covering
translation and performance,
broadcasting and playing sound recordings
page last updated on: Tuesday 26 February 2013