Copyright FAQ

The links below provide you with general information about the Canadian Copyright Act and how it affects your work within the University. 

1. Basics

General copyright information, including what it covers, how long it lasts, how you get permission to use someone’s copyrighted material and how it works internationally.

2. Campus Classroom

How you and your students can use other people’s copyright material in your presentations and in class

3. Digital Classroom

What you can and can’t post on your website and CLEW (digital course packs) and how to avoid copyright infringements in your online classroom.


Some of the text used on these webpages is derived from Waterloo Copyright FAQ by University of Waterloo, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 2.5 Canada Licence.

Some content has been adapted from materials developed and owned by The University of British Columbia (the “UBC Materials”), and are used with consent of the University of British Columbia (“UBC”). They are provided for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as legal advice. UBC takes no responsibility or liability for any use of these materials, or the UBC Materials, including any changes or modifications made to the UBC Materials.