Under the MRU Fair Dealing Guidelines, MRU faculty and staff may copy and distribute a Short Excerpt if they purpose of the copying is directly tied to the education of students, subject to the safeguards discussed below.
Administrative copying that falls within MRU Fair Dealing Guidelines must comply with the following safeguards:
An example of administrative copying that would fall within the MRU Fair Dealing Guidelines is the making of a copy of a Short Excerpt and emailing copies to members of a faculty or department committee for use in developing a course of study, unit or program to be offered at MRU.
Examples of administrative copying that do NOT fall within the MRU Fair Dealing Guidelines include:
Note, the fair dealing exception may apply to these instances of copying, but a separate fair dealing analysis must be undertaken to ensure compliance with the Copyright Act. If fair dealing is not available, compliance with the Copyright Act may be achieved by using one of MRUs electronic subscription licenses or obtaining permission from the copyright holder directly. You may also wish to consider using public domain or other copyright-friendly resources.
If, after browsing this guide, you still have questions or require additional information please contact MRUcopyright@mtroyal.ca, or 403.440.6618.
The Copyright Advisor is also available in EL1132 for drop-in office hours: