Answered By: Dan Michniewicz
Last Updated: Jan 02, 2019     Views: 61

Yes, Canadian copyright laws allow copying materials for inclusion in tests or exams that take place on the premises of Seneca College (Section 29.4 (2) of the Copyright Act). Under Fair Dealing faculty are also allowed to adapt articles for tests and exams; this means abridging or editing them to make them clearer.

Faculty members do have to follow the conditions set out in the law, which are:

  • use only short excerpts (one chapter, one article, one story, or 10% of a work)
  • use legitimate works (no pirated or unlawful copies)
  • cite the work (if you modify it you should state "adapted from..." or "abridged from...")

Any questions can be directed to copyright@senecacollege.ca.

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