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A guide to copying and digitization at Brandon University

When Can I Scan and Upload or Scan and E-Mail An Article or Image?


You can scan and upload to any public site (Moodle, the S drive, the open internet) or scan and email if you meet one of the following conditions:

(a) you hold the copyright

(b) you have received permission to scan from the copyright holder (if the students and faculty of the university already has access to the material, then permission may already exist, please check with the library)

(c) copyright protection has expired or never did apply (i.e., items in the public domain)

(d) the material is open access material (it was published in open access publications, works placed in Institutional Repositories or other repositories such as and works under Creative Commons licenses)

(e) the material is part of the Access Copyright repertoire and no more than 10 percent (20 percent if the scan is placed in Moodle) of a book is scanned

 There is no minimum size of any material to be subject to copyright law. These rules apply equally to words and images.


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Carmen Kazakoff-Lane
Carmen Kazakoff -Lane, Scholarly Communications Librarian
John E. Robbins Library - ( LB 2-19 )
270-18th Street
Brandon, Manitoba
R7A 6A9

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