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Copyright at Okanagan College


Access Copyright

Access Copyright is a voluntary collective of publishers and other copyright holders that administers the rights for the copying of printed materials for use in academic classrooms (e.g. course packs and classroom handouts).

Access Copyright collects royalties from post-secondary institutions - including Okanagan College. Our license is updated annually.

This means that Okanagan College employees and students are permitted to copy and distribute works from Access Copyright’s repertoire under the license's terms and conditions. You can search for titles in Access Copyright's repertoire using their Title Search tool.


Access Copyright terms and conditions

The basic limits are:

  • 20% or a whole chapter from a book provided it is not more than 25% of the book (This can include a complete chapter, short story, poem, or an entire artistic work)
  • One article from an issue of a periodical

There is no limit on the total amount of copying covered under Access Premium, however, there are limits on how much can be copied from individual titles for use in the same course.

The Access Copyright license covers only items in AC's repertoire. Use the Access Copyright title and permission search to find items in their repertoire


Information obtained from or through this site does not constitute legal advice, but is provided as guidelines for using works for educational purposes.

The Copyright at Okanagan College website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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