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.
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: