What is the educational exemption?
The Copyright Act establishes certain exceptions to copyright infringement in the context of education. Some of these exemptions allow a single copy of a work to be made for presentation in the classroom by copying onto a blackboard or whiteboard, use of an overhead projector or use of presentation software. The exemption also allows for copies of a work to be made for use in an examination if an equivalent work is not commercially available. There are particular provisions for the use of news and other broadcasts. Anytime a work, or a portion of a work, is copied in accordance with the educational exemption, full attribution should be given to the copyright holder. Also, such copies must be destroyed after use. See the Quick Reference Tables for examples of circumstances where the educational exemption applies.
For questions regarding the specific educational exemptions and how they apply to you please refer to these FAQs and the tables that accompany it. If your question remains unanswered please 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.