5.1 Do I need to obtain permission to use copyrighted material in my course packs?
Permission is required for copyrighted material that is printed in a course pack. Some material may be covered by licences that the Library has for electronic resources. Such licences allow you to provide students with a direct link to the full-text of the article and, in some cases, allow you include a printed copy in a course pack. The UBC Bookstore’s course pack staff will obtain permission for you.
Any materials that you would like to include in course packs are assessed by the UBC Bookstore staff for copyright clearance requirements. This includes materials from the internet, government publications, and unpublished works, not just books and journals. Providing details such as book/journal title, web address, author name, ISBN/ISSN number, page range and total number of pages in a book will help to confirm permission more quickly. If you have any questions about copyright materials you would like to include, email the Bookstore:
5.2 Do I need to obtain permission for other copyright jobs that are printed on campus?
Yes. Any job submitted for printing is checked for copyright. If you have permission to copy the item from the copyright owner, please provide documentation for the permission when submitting your order. If you do not have permission, the UBC Bookstore staff will obtain permission.
There are some special cases, such as reproducing entire out-of-print books or rare/fragile materials, which may take longer for copyright clearance. When you place your order, the UBC Bookstore staff can assess what copyright clearance may be required. If you have any questions regarding copyright, email the Bookstore:
5.3 If I have permission to put something on UBC’s learning management systems, does this mean I can also include it in my coursepack?
Not necessarily. Some copyright holders will grant users permission to put information on password-secured websites, like UBC’s learning management systems, but not to put the information in print format. Coursepacks must confirm permission separately, even if the information is already secured for an LMS.
5.4 Why is there a fee for copyright material used in coursepacks?
Copyright holders and creators of works have the right to charge a fee for the use of their materials. These fees vary, usually based on the number of pages or excerpts copied and the number of copies made. All copyright charges are collected on behalf of the copyright holders and remitted to them at the end of each term.