Copyright is the sole and exclusive right of a copyright owner to produce, reproduce, perform, publish, adapt, translate and telecommunicate a work, and to control the circumstances in which others may do any of these things.
Copyright law in Canada protects a wide range of works including films, music, artistic works as well as books.
Copying or scanning can be carried out under any one of the following circumstances:
The copyright law of Canada governs the copying and communicating of copyright-protected material. Certain copying and communications may infringe copyright law.
The Canadian Copyright Act and Supreme Court of Canada decisions are the foundation of Copyright at KPU. All members of the KPU community are affected by changes to the legislation and by copyright case law. This guide is intended to facilitate understanding of the implications of these developments for teaching, learning and research. It is updated regularly to provide the campus community with information and suggestions for best practices in using copyrighted material.
KPU respects and values the works of creators. The goal is to balance encouraging access to works with ensuring that the rights of creators are respected, both in accordance with copyright law.
While copyright issues can be complex, all students and employees are responsible for knowing their rights and responsibilities. All must abide by the requirements of the Copyright Act and are only permitted to make lawful copies of works.
The KPU Library will continue to monitor developments in Canadian copyright legislation and in case law pertaining to copyright. These pages will be updated as new developments occur.
Any copyright-related questions or concerns should be directed to email@example.com
These Copyright Guidelines have been prepared by the Library and efforts have been made to ensure accuracy and currency. However, they are intended for the education of the KPU community and should not be construed to be legal advice nor KPU policy.
You May Not Copy or Scan:
The premise for the above is that copying is not intended to substitute for the purchase of a work that is commercially available in a medium that is appropriate for the purpose.
Note: Copying or communicating multiple short excerpts from the same copyright-protected work, with the intention of copying or communicating substantially the entire work, is prohibited.
Note: You cannot use logos or trademarks without prior permission from the owner. These are not covered under copyright law and do not have any educational exceptions
Some Other Do Nots: