News: New Copyright Clearance Form

Posted on August 8, 2013

The new form for Copyright clearance has just been released by the Trent University Copyright Office.  Course instructors use this form to inform the Office of any digital course resources made available to students.  When necessary, the Office obtains permission from the copyright holder.  The Office also maintains a record of what's being used.

The new form simplifies the process of providing details on what you are using.  It offers the option of submitting a file (e.g. syllabus or reading list) that identifies which items are digital resources, or providing a single citation.  A link to the form is on all the Copyright webpages.

As a reminder, Digital Course Resources include:

  • works that are scanned to create an electronic document
  • downloaded files, even if they are provided through the Trent Library  (e.g. databases, e-journals, and e-books)

Except where you are only providing a link to the work, you must submit a Copyright Clearance Form, prior to making digital course resources available online.

The Copyright Office is at the Oshawa Campus Library.  See the Copyright webpages for further information.