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Copyright and Licensing: Important and Helpful Resources

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What is Copyright?

Definition

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.

 


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The Copyright Act

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