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Canadian Copyright Act

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

Open Access Guide

"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. 

Open Data Guide

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.

Creative Commons guide

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.

Copyright & Licensing Guide

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.