Coursepacks & Faculty-Created Manuals
Coursepacks and faculty-created manuals that are made available to students via FanshaweOnline, distributed in class, or sold through the Bookstore, are produced in accordance with the Fair Dealing Guidelines, Addendum Standard 1 of Policy A204: Copyright and by permission of copyright owners.
The College’s Copyright Management System is available to assist faculty with the process of producing their coursepacks and faculty-created manuals.
Coursepacks are completive works, anthologies of readings that have been selected by faculty members in order to deliver specific curriculum to the students enrolled in their courses.
Coursepacks are produced in accordance with the Fair Dealing Guidelines, Addendum Standard 1 of Policy A204: Copyright, which means that permissions and licenses are sought for the reproduction and distribution of any short excerpts that are in excess of the Guidelines.
Coursepacks are sold to students at the cost of production plus any applicable permission/licensing fees. They are not sold with any profits affixed to the sale price.
The content that is included in a coursepack is determined by the faculty member compiling the coursepack. The Copyright Services Office will screen and clear the content but will not determine what content is used within a coursepack.
Here is a breakdown of what is likely to be considered ‘fair’ and what will require permissions and licensing:
|Up to 10% of a copyright-protected work.||More than 10% of a copyright-protected work.|
|One chapter from a book*.||2nd, 3rd or more chapters from the same book.|
|A single article from a periodical issue.||2nd, 3rd, or more articles from the same periodical issue.|
|One stand-alone artistic work from a source.||2nd, 3rd, or more stand-alone artistic works from the same source.|
|One poem, short story, essay, etc. from a source.||2nd, 3rd, or more poems, short stories, essays, etc. from the same source.|
*Chapters from multiple books and sources can be included in a coursepack. The content from each source will be considered individually to determine whether it is fair or if licensing will be necessary.
Short excerpts within a coursepack include attribution statements that acknowledge the sources of the short excerpts. This is required by the Fair Dealing Guidelines as well as grants of permission and license agreements.
Faculty members can choose whether their coursepack will be a Digital Coursepack that can be embedded within an FOL course site or a Print Coursepack that will be sold via the Bookstore.
Learn more about the Coursepack Submission Process.
Faculty-Created Manuals can contain a mixture of content that is original to a faculty member, is the intellectual property of the College, or is original to external source(s) (individuals and organizations outside of the College).
Any faculty-created manuals that contain any external content are produced as per the Fair Dealing Guidelines, which means that permissions and licenses are sought for the reproduction and distribution of any short excerpts that are in excess of the Guidelines and these faculty-created manuals can then be sold to students at the cost of production plus any applicable permission/licensing fees. Only faculty-created manuals that contain only content that is original to the faculty member or is the intellectual property of the College may be sold for profit and/or with royalties affixed to the sale price.
Faculty members can choose whether their manual will be a Digital Manual that can be embedded in an FOL course site or a Print Manual that will be sold via the Bookstore.
Learn more about the Faculty-Created Manual Submission Process.