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Can I use office photocopiers and scanners without infringing copyright?

Office photocopiers and scanners are provided to facilitate administrative communication in the first instance. Administrative material (correspondence, reports, etc.) originating in the university may be copied according to the need for them. Office photocopiers may also be used by faculty staff and students, according to departmental policies, in order to facilitate research, private study, review, criticism or news reporting under the fair dealing provisions of the Copyright Act. In those cases, the above guidelines pertaining to public photocopiers and scanners apply.

For a more detailed description of the limitations on fair dealing, see Memorial's Fair Dealing Policy and Fair Dealing FAQ. For questions regarding copyright, contact the Copyright Office. It is your responsibility to avoid infringement under the Copyright Act. Memorial University is not responsible for any acts that infringe copyright.