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What you may do and What you may not do
Reminder: Always provide proper citations for short excerpts of material you have used in an assignment or presentation.
Centennial College students may ...
Copy or communicate a short excerpt of a work (book, magazine, journal, etc.).
A short excerpt means:
a) up to 10% of a copyright-protected work (including a literary work, musical score, sound recording, and an audiovisual work)
b) one chapter from a book
c) a single article from a periodical
d) an entire artistic work (including a painting, print, photograph, diagram, drawing, map, chart, and plan) from a copyright-protected work containing other artistic works
e) an entire newspaper article or page
f) an entire single poem or musical score from a copyright-protected work containing other poems or musical scores
g) an entire entry from an encyclopedia, annotated bibliography, dictionary or similar reference book
Watch or show a video/DVD in the library or in the classroom for educationa purposes, as long as it was legally obtained.
Play a pre-recorded album (CD, record or cassette) on campus for educational purposes, as long as it was legally obtained.
Perform a play, sing or perform a song, or read from a play, story, poem, etc., on campus for educational purposes, as long as the audience is primarily students and there is no charge for attendance.
Make an electronic version of a photograph if you have written permission from the copyright holder.
Include short-excerpts of copyright-protected material in a porfolio as long as the use is for educational purposes, the work is properly cited, the original was a legal copy and the portfolio material does not challenge the market.
Centennial College students may not ...
Photocopy an entire textbook, student workbook, lab manual, study guide, or any other book used in any of your classes.
Copy or communicate more than a short excerpt of a published work (book, magazine, journal, etc.).
Copy or communicate multiple short excerpts from the copyright-protected work, with the intention of copying or communicating substantially the entire work.
Play a video/DVD that was taped from another video/DVD or from television.
Play a song, album, movie, video or any other type of multimedia file that was downloaded from the Internet without written permission from the copyright holder.
Play a CD or DVD that was burned from another CD or DVD without written permission from the copyright holder.
Play a CD or DVD that was copied from a radio program without written permission from the copyright holder.
Perform a play, sing or perform a song, or read from a play, story, poem, etc. if the public has been invited or an admission fee is charged. Royalty payment is required in these instances.
It is the responsibility of all students to "uphold the laws of the land" as stated in the Centennial College Student Code of Conduct.
Revised November 2012