About Copyright

We can help with:

  • Assessing the use of copyrighted materials in courses
  • Providing orientation for faculty on copyright 
  • Answering questions about copyright
  • Sourcing alternatives to copyrighted resources

What is Copyright?

In Canada, copyright is governed by the Copyright Act, a federal law that regulates the reproduction and use of intellectual creations.

How does Copyright work?

Copyright protects works from being copied without permission from the copyright holder. It automatically applies to all original works such as books, films, articles, performances, recordings, photographs, paintings, music, digital works and broadcasts.

What is the duration of Copyright?

The length of copyright on an original work is typically 50 years after the death of the creator.  After copyright expires, the work becomes part of the public domain and can be freely copied and distributed.

  1. It's the law.
  2. We lead by example for our students and colleagues.
  3. It's the right thing to do!

Explore the Copyright for Faculty Toolkit available through the Learning Portal