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Copyright protects the form in which literary, artistic, musical and dramatic works are expressed. In Canada, copyright exists once a work is expressed in fixed form; no special registration needs to take place. Copyright usually resides with the creator of the work. Copyright exists in most work for 50 years after the death of the creator.

The University of Calgary encourages access to works while ensuring that the rights of creators are respected in accordance with the Copyright Act. It is the responsibility of each individual to ensure compliance with copyright regulations.

For more information, contact the Copyright Office.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION- FALL AND WINTER TERM

September 4, 2013 - Letter of Information from the Provost (PDF)

ALL COURSE READING LISTS & OTHER THIRD PARTY MATERIAL REQUIRED FOR FALL & WINTER TERMS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO THE COPYRIGHT OFFICE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SO REVIEW & CLEARANCE CAN BE COMPLETED.

Copyright staff are prepared to receive course readings for all Fall 2013 and Winter 2014 courses.  Readings lists or syllabi from your courses can be sent to copyright@ucalgary.ca  The readings will be reviewed and any permissions required will be obtained for you. These permissions MUST be granted before the material you wish to use can be posted to your Course Management System or handed out in class. All course pack readings for the Bookstore or Bound and Copied can be submitted to those offices directly.

For more information please see our PERMITTED USES chart as well as FAQ posted on the site.  Individual questions and concerns can be directed to copyright@ucalgary.ca

Fair Dealing

Exceptions in the Copyright Act for research, private study, criticism, and review.

Copyright FAQ

Frequently asked questions about Copyright at the University of Calgary

Movies

Information for the use of movies and television clips.

Copyright and Images

Proper use of images in projections, handouts and papers.

Access Copyright

Information on opting out of the Access Copyright License.

Using Material in Class

How to use copyright material in the classroom.

Exceptions

New copyright law for reproducing material for instruction.

Links

More information on copyright and intellectual information.

Permitted Uses

Chart of permitted uses for various copyright material.

Theses Copyright Guidelines

Information for graduate students about copyright in the preparation of a thesis or dissertation.