All reproduction of work protected by copyright must be authorized and is subject to the:
For more information, consult the "University Licence" page of the COPIBEC Website.
Database, book and journal collections are offered to faculty, students and staff at Polytechnique Montréal pursuant to contracts between the Library and the suppliers of these resources. Users must comply with the Copyright Act and the rules set forth in the contracts signed by the Library. We invite you to consult, as an example, Elsevier’s Rules (published by ScienceDirect) as detailed in their pamphlet : "Ways to Use Articles Published by Elsevier: A Practical Guide".
Non-compliance with the Copyright Act or licensing agreements can result in the at-fault users losing related privileges.
In certain cases, misuse can lead to the temporary or permanent interruption of access for all Polytechnique Montréal users.
Here is a general overview of what is considered acceptable and unacceptable use of electronic resources:
It is generally acceptable to:
It is strictly forbidden to grant access to resources paid by the Library to users who are neither professors, students nor staff of Polytechnique Montréal.
It is generally unacceptable to:
Consult this Quebec work for an overview of Canada’s Copyright Act.