As a faculty member you have both rights and obligations under copyright law. This website is intended to facilitate understanding of the implications of these for teaching, learning and research. The information contained on this website and the relevant university policies are founded on the Copyright Act and decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada. The goals are to balance encouraging access to works with ensuring that the rights of creators are respected and to help both individual faculty members and the university avoid the liabilities that arise from copyright infringement.

The university expends considerable resources to ensure that the latest in scholarship and learning resources is available to you and your students while compensating authors and creators. Chief among these is the library collection, which includes a wide range of digital resources that come with copyright clearances. See electronic resources for information on the use of these resources.

The links on the left side menu of this page provide information for all instructors on applying copyright requirements in the classroom and other learning environments. We also encourage you to familiarize yourself with the guidelines available above. When you have an item in hand or on screen and want a quick guide to decision making, see a step by step guide to copyright.

If you have questions or need clarification please don’t hesitate to contact us.