What is Copyright in Canada?

Video from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.

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What is Copyright?

Copyright is a law that protects the moral and economic rights of content creators. Use this page to learn more about copyright.

Copyright at St. Lawrence College

We can help you understand copyright and its implications. Find our college's copyright policy in the list of links on this page.

Cite your Sources

Even if the material you would like to use has a Creative Commons license or is in the public domain, you should always cite your sources.

Don't Take Shortcuts

The consequences of breaking copyright law can be severe. Always do the extra work to make sure you are staying within the boundaries of copyright law.

Terms of Use

This guide has been adapted from the CLO Learning Portal Copyright page (archived) and the Faculty Toolkit.

This site was designed solely for informational purposes for St. Lawrence College faculty, staff and students. All other users are encouraged to check and confirm the information with their institution(s). This site is prepared by library staff and is not reviewed by legal counsel.