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Copyright guide

Copyright basics - Libraries, museums and archives exceptions

Canadian libraries, archives and museums benefit from exceptions that facilitate the delivery of print and electronic works. They may do anything that individuals may do for themselves as long as it is for private study, research, education, parody, satire, criticism or review (sections 30.1 to 30.4). For example, library personnel are allowed to make a copy of an article to be placed on course reserve for a faculty member.

Updated: Thursday 4 June 2020
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