Digital Copies (Schedule G-Additional Provisions Dealing with Digital Copies - Section 29 of the Tariff)
If your institution has elected to license digital copies under the Interim Tariff, faculty, staff and students will be able to conveniently and legally make digital copies of publications that Access Copyright represents. These uses include scanning a paper copy, or posting or uploading a digital copy to a secure network. Institutions do not need to keep records of Digital Copies or make a separate royalty payment when professors, staff and students make digital copies of works.
What you can copy
The Repertoire Look-Up Tool is a tool designed to let you know whether a particular publication is in Access Copyright's repertoire.
For Digital Copies under the Interim Tariff, no copying can exceed 20% of a published work or the following, whichever is greater:
- An entire newspaper article or a page
- An entire single short story, play, poem, essay or article from a book or periodical issue (including a set of conference proceedings) containing other works
- An entire entry from an encyclopedia, dictionary, annotated bibliography or similar reference work
- An entire reproduction of an artistic work (including drawing, sculpture, painting, prints, architectural works of art or works of artistic craftsmanship) from a book or periodical issue containing other works
Works NOT covered by the Interim Tariff
- Publications containing a notice expressly prohibiting copying under licence from a reproduction rights organization
- Sheet Music
- Works published by Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada or any province or territory, other than the Province of Quebec, and works published by foreign governments, other than Australia and Norway
To find out more about copying under the Interim Tariff, please contact Access Copyright at 416-868-1620 (toll-free 1-800-893-5777) or email us.