This guide is intended to assist faculty, staff, and students in the proper use of resources that are protected under copyright law in Canada.
Any information obtained from or through this guide are guidelines for using works for educational purposes and is not intended to constitute legal advice. The Interim University Librarian who administers copyright at Emily Carr University, is not a lawyer or legal expert in copyright law and is able to provide a professional and not a legal opinion. A professional opinion is offered for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as legal advice.
Welcome to the Emily Cary University of Art + Design Copyright Guide. This guide will help you understand copyright as it applies to the Canadian post-secondary context in general, and Emily Carr University in particular. It will also outline Emily Carr University's copyright guidelines and procedures.
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Copyright law protects a variety of creations, including books, computer programs, letters, maps, models, sculptures, music and film. It gives copyright owners - usually authors or publishers - the sole right to copy or to authorize someone else to copy their works. It is essential that you are aware of copyright as it applies to teaching and research at Emily Carr University.
Fair dealing balances the rights of copyright owners with the needs of users, such as students and researchers, who require access to copyrighted material for the purposes of research, private study, education, satire, parody, criticism, review or news reporting.
In addition to fair dealing and library licensed resources, you may also use resources that are open access, in the public domain, or licensed under Creative Commons.
Formats covered by copyright include:
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