Reminder - Copyright Review of Course Materials - Spring/Summer 2022

Copyright Office - 29 March 2022

All course instructors whose course materials for Spring/Summer 2022 are subject to copyright review (as outlined below) are reminded to submit a Copyright Review Request Form for those readings and related materials for each such course to as soon as possible.

Course materials that are within the limits of the University of Alberta Fair Dealing Guidelines and that are made available via the LMS do not require a specific copyright review, although the Copyright Office is pleased to assist with any questions about the interpretation of those guidelines.

**Please note that there have been no changes to the University of Alberta Fair Dealing Guidelines for Spring/Summer 2022**.

In addition, instructors might consider consulting with UA Library staff regarding the online availability of course materials (including ebooks), or adopting online course materials that are available free of charge and free of legal re-use restrictions (i.e., open educational resources (OER)).

Given that there may be materials that require separate licences or permissions for the intended use, please provide as much lead-time as possible when submitting your Copyright Review Request Form (we normally recommend 6-8 weeks).

Materials that are subject to a licence fee, or which require Digital Rights Management (DRM) measures, can be made available to students in electronic format via the Campus eBookstore. For more information about this option, contact the Copyright Office.

Please note that the following course materials are subject to copyright review:

a) all course materials to be distributed in print format that are reproduced from a copyright-protected source publication (these are often printed at SUBprint and distributed through the UofA Bookstore); and

b) course materials that are to be distributed in electronic format where the intended selection is not within the University of Alberta Fair Dealing Guidelines or where there are other indicators that permission to distribute the selection is required (e.g., e-licence terms which do not allow for the proposed use).

Please note that the Copyright Office does not supply digital copies of the copyrighted material our office reviews.  Scans of chapters or articles (subject to copyright limitations) held in print at the UofA Library may be available through the Library.

For additional details or clarification around current practices, please see the Use of Copyright Materials Procedure (UAPPOL), along with the “Course Materials Copyright Information Document”.

Use of Copyright Materials Procedure 

Course Materials Copyright Information Document 

The Copyright Review Request Form, the University of Alberta Fair Dealing Guidelines, and additional information about using copyright-protected materials for instructional purposes are available here on the Copyright Office website.

If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact the Copyright Help Desk at