Copyright FAQs

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A. "Copyright at Waterloo: Frequent Asked Questions" (post): The following Q&As are from the University of Waterloo, and answer "[e]verything you ever wanted to know about copyright but were afraid to ask!"

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

2. For Lakehead-specific issues and applications, see the following:

  • Copyright (LU Licenses Database, Public Performance Rights, More Information about Copyright)
  • Copyright Information and Resources (Information for Instructors, Course Reserves, LU Licensed Resources, Fair Dealing & Flowchart, Public Domain, Creative Commons Licenses, etc.)

3. Again from Waterloo: "In addition to this FAQ, and for more detailed information on specific topics, please see the [following] ... the resources listed in question 5.3 below" (also from Waterloo):

B. Copyright-Related FAQs from Waterloo

1. Copyright Basics

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

2. Copyright in the Classroom

"How you and your students can use other people's copyright material in your presentations and in class."

3. "Copyright in the Library" (Reserves, Interlibrary Loan, & e-Resources)

"What you should know about copyright if you want to photocopy something, place materials on eReserves and paper Reserves or get an article through Interlibrary Loan."

4. Copyright and Course Packs

"How copyright works when you are putting together printed courseware."

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