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Copyright and HSL Materials

What is considered a legal copy is governed by a combination of the Copyright Act, licensing agreements with publishers, andMcMaster University’s adoption of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada’s (AUCC) Fair Dealing Policy.

Licenses signed by the Library with various publishers supersede the Copyright Act allowances, as well as the AUCC’s Fair Dealing Policy.

The links below are to documents designed to assist McMaster faculty, staff and students in determining whether the copying of a work is legal.

Copyright Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-42)

McMaster University’s Copyright Website

Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada’s Fair Dealing Policy