16. Are there special rules for scanning copyrighted materials?

If you want to scan something, you may do so only if the use falls within one of the exceptions in the Copyright Act (such as fair dealing) or when no permission is required (such as scanning a work that is in the public domain). If you want to scan a work that is still under copyright protection and upload it to a website, you need to be sure that the website is password-protected (e.g. LEARN) and restricted to students enrolled in your course. If what you want to do falls outside the exceptions in Copyright Act and involves work that is not in the public domain, you will need to get the copyright owner’s permission. See also question 49.  

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