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Audiovisuals and Newspapers. Copyright for Images
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Images at the Library
Most images acquired by the Library, including those found
in ARTstor may be used in the classroom. Exceptions are
stated when applicable.
These images are not to be used for publication
purposes without the permission of the copyright holder.
To enquire about obtaining rights and images, write to
Media Resources at libmedia@uottawa.ca.
No permission no PPR no showing
Public showing of copyrighted material without permission
or PPR (Public Performance Right), regardless of the
purpose of usage, is an infringement of copyright.
The Library assumes no responsibility if an image is shown
illegally in a classroom or elsewhere on campus.
Responsibility falls to the user to ensure that copyright is
respected for the material used.
The penalty for illegally using copyrighted materials in
a classroom:
The Copyright Act states that a person found guilty
of infringement of public performance may be fined
or imprisoned or both.
The fine can be up to $25,000.
Every individual involved in the violation is liable.
Copyright guide
The Canadian Copyright Act governs how images of various formats may be used in the classroom.
The Canadian Copyright Act applies even if:
Images are rented, purchased or personally owned
Images are only partially shown
Images are shown within a non-profit, educational context
Images are shown to small groups.
Section 29.7 (3) indicates that images cannot be shown in public places, including classrooms, without public
performance rights (PPR).
Even if a video is being shown for educational purposes, and where no admission is being charged, you must
secure public performance rights (PPR).
Fair dealing is more restrictive than the fair use provisions in the United States, particularly in regards to
education and teaching.
Sections 29, 29.1 and 29.2 of the Copyright Act provide that it is not an infringement of copyright to deal fairly
with a work for the purposes of research, private study, criticism, review or news reporting.
Public domain
Works that are in the public domain are not protected by copyright and can be used and copied freely.
Copyright for images of all works (including paintings, drawings, sculptures, maps, etc.) subsists for
the remainder of the calendar year in which the author dies, and a period of 50 years following the end
of that calendar year.
Copyright for images of photographic works subsists for the remainder of the year of the making of
the initial negative or plate from which the photograph was derived or, if there is no negative or plate, of
the initial photograph, plus 50 years.
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