Under the Copyright Act, the University can reproduce and/or communicate sheet music for educational purposes. Communicate means to make the item available online or to email or fax the item to someone. You can:
- ask the Library to scan print sheet music to create an electronic copy to place in eReadings,
- make a copy of sheet music to include it in a reader,
- make multiply copies to give as handouts in class,
- print out electronic sheet music to include in a rader or give as a handout.
Some conditions and limitations apply:
- Limit the amount copied - you may reproduce or communicate 10% of sheet music .You can copy more than 10% if the work:
- It must be for educational purposes - educational purposes are defined as reproducing or communicating material for a particular course of instruction or for the administration of that course. They also covers reproducing material to be included in a library collection. Educational purposes do not cover general or commercial activities of the University, such as marketing and promotion.
- You must attribute each work with a full citation.
Performing Sheet Music in Class
The Copyright Act allows sheet music to be performed in class for educational purposes. The performance must be part of the class and the audience must be restricted to students of the University. This provision does not apply to public performances. If the performance is being recorded, it may only be recorded as permitted under the Music Licence