Additional Resources

On Campus Services and Resources


LIS provides legal guidance in many forms, including in its newsletter Legal Insight.

WatCo can help campus community members commercialize their copyright.


"Open Access is the free, immediate online availability of research articles, coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. Open Access ensures that anyone can access and use these results—to turn ideas into industries and breakthroughs into better lives." according to the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC). This guide provides more information to get you started finding, using and creating open access materials. 

Data are "open if anyone is free to use, reuse, and redistribute it subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and share-alike." (Open Definition). This guide describes Open Data and links to sources.

The Creative Commons (CC) website explains what the licenses are, and how and when to use them. This information will be useful for content creators deciding when and how to apply a CC license to their work.


External Resources

The full text of the Copyright Act, on the Canadian Justice Laws website; available in PDF, HTML, or XML format.

CIPO provides Canadian citizens with information about all forms of intellectual property, including copyright. CIPO administrates the Canadian copyright registration process. Their website contains an introduction to copyright designed for entrepreneurs, innovators, creators, and small businesses, entitled Copyright - Learn the Basics as well as IP Case Studies.

These modules provide a more in-depth look at copyright over a series of thirty modules. There are modules covering different sections of the Act, important legal decisions, as well as licensing and publishing considerations.