Purpose of this guide

The purpose of this guide is to inform students and faculty about their rights and responsibilities pertaining to the use of copyrighted material, and to assist them in making decisions regarding the use of copyrighted work.

This guide addresses copyright in the context of research and education. It does not aim to provide final answers as to what can and cannot be legally done according to the Copyright Act.

Members of the Concordia University community should also consult the University's Policy on Copyright Compliance, Copyright Guidelines for Instructors, and Policy on Intellectual Property.

When in doubt, your subject librarian is the first go-to person for information and resources on copyright.