As a student, during the course of your study at Royal Roads University, you can use copyright-protected works without getting permission as long as you follow our Fair Dealing Policy. The policy and related guidelines available in this guide are comprehensive, and we can appreciate that, at first glance, it may seem overwhelming. Here to get you started is a quick overview.
Note: If you have questions about copyright and your thesis, please see 'Copyright Information for Thesis and Dissertation Publication' on the Library webpage.
WHAT you can copy (without having to clear permission and pay royalties) – aka fair dealing copying:
Note: Use of the Library's electronic resources (e-journals and e-books) is not governed by fair dealing, but rather by licence agreements with the various vendors. Please contact the copyright office if you have questions about their use.
WHERE you can use the copies:
What else is permitted:
What is not permitted:
If you have any questions, just contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 250-391-2652.