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Can students include copyright protected materials in their assignments and presentations?

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Generally yes.  Since fair dealing now includes education, students may include limited amounts of copyright protected material in their assignments and presentations.  Students presenting in class or submitting assignments to an instructor are subject to the same rules, limits and exceptions that apply to instructors.  See the Application of Fair Dealing under Policy R30.04 for details about amounts allowable under fair dealing.

Note: The information obtained from or through this website is provided as guidelines for using works for educational purposes and is not intended to constitute legal advice. The Copyright Officer is available to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. The Copyright Officer is not a lawyer or legal expert in copyright law and is able to provide a professional and not a legal opinion. A professional opinion is offered for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as legal advice. With prior approval of the the University's General Counsel, the Copyright Officer may consult a copyright lawyer when specific legal advice is required. 

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This work, the Simon Fraser University Copyright website, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License unless otherwise noted. Some text derived from University of Waterloo Copyright FAQs and University of Saskatchewan Copyright FAQs.