Copyright Guide for Thesis Preparation


This Guide has provided a summary of the copyright issues to be aware of while preparing your thesis. The websites and documents that have been referenced in this Guide may be helpful in giving you more information about particular topics.

Different disciplines have their own accepted practices. Academic integrity and authorship practices in your discipline may provide more important constraints to using copyright protected works than the Copyright Act. Also, understanding how copyright functions is fundamental when considering using protected works. It is highly recommended that you consider such norms and issues, in consultation with your thesis supervisor, as early as possible while you write your thesis.

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Prepared by the Library Copyright Working Group

Pamela Carson
Olivier Charbonneau
Jocelyn Godolphin
Alex Guindon
Andrea Harland
Annie Murray
Tomasz Neugebauer
Sonia Poulin
Melinda Reinhart

Updated: Friday 12 November 2021
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