Additional Resources

On Campus Services and Resources


LIS provides legal guidance in many forms, including in its newsletter Res Controversa.

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.

This guide was developed to help students, staff, and faculty understand what Creative Commons (CC) 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.

This guide provides more in-depth information for those keen to learn about other exceptions, Library licensed content, and further resources to understanding copyright law.

External Services and 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.