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Copyright

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 2014 and Winter 2015 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