Last Updated: Feb 23, 2017
The University of Waterloo Copyright page, which contains the Fair Dealing Advisory.
Fair Dealing Advisory
Part of the University Copyright Guidelines, the Fair Dealing Advisory provides guidelines for teachers, instructors, professors, and staff, in using copyright protected materials.
Copyright and Licensing
Information describing the differences between copyright and licensing, and when each applies.
Finding Usage Rights
Step by step instructions on how to find rights for licensed content
Open Access Guide
A research guide describing the Open Access movement - what it is and how it benefits you.
Creative Commons Guide
A research guide describing Creative Commons (CC) licenses, and how you can find material with a CC license.
Copyright: The exclusive legal right to reproduce, publish or perform a work.
In Canada, a work is automatically protected upon creation if it is original (not a copy) and fixed (expressed in material form). Ideas that have not been expressed in material form and facts are not protected. There are exceptions in copyright law that allow for protected works to be used without permission. Copyright law balances the rights of creators with the public interest and rights of the user.
by Olivia Hotshot licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0
The Copyright Act of Canada is available in full text on the Justice Laws Website.
CARL - Copyright
The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) copyright webpage is a rich source of copyright information and links including links to to Canadian university copyright pages.
"CARL advocates for copyright legislation that is fair to users and workable for libraries."
CLA Copyright Information
Canadian Library Association Copyright Information
Copyright - Canadian Intellectual Property Office
Includes a guide, application forms and an FAQ.
A resource designed to provide information on copyright and licensing for creators, owners, distributors, and consumers of content.
Ariel Katz - On Intellectual Property, Competition, Innovation and Other Issues
A blog written by an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
Canadian Copyright Law - Lesley Ellen Harris
A blog written by Howard Knopf, Chairman of the Copyright Policy Committee of the Canadian Bar Association.
Fair Dealing in Education
A blog written by Lisa Di Valentino, M.L.I.S., J.D., and Ph.D. candidate in Library and Information Science at The University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario.
A blog written by Meera Nair, Copyright Officer for the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT).
Michael Geist - Copyright
A blog written by Michael Geist, Professor of Law, University of Ottawa. Contains information on a number of topics - the link above directs you to the Copyright section of his website.
A blog written by Sam Trosow, an Associate Professor at The University of Western Ontario