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Copyright FAQ

Answers to frequently asked questions about copyright


This guide was designed for members of public educational institutions, for whom certain exceptions apply. This guide is not a substitute for legal advice.  Consult a qualified legal professional if you are uncertain of your right to reuse a copyrighted resource. 

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Confused by copyright laws? This guide is here to help answer your frequently asked questions about Copyright, Fair Dealing, Creative Commons, and Open Educational Resources.


Answers to the questions were retrieved from the video workshops available for viewing in the Copyright Guide:

Copyright is a complex issue.  If you cannot find the answers to your questions, please do not hesitate to contact a legal professional or your local librarian.  



We acknowledge the financial contribution of the Table Interordres provinciale du secteur Anglophone /  Provincial Interlevel Table for the English Sector, as well as the technical contribution of M. Ryan Moon, Program Manager - English Language Services Cégep à distance.

The presentation content was adapted from the REPTIC April 2014 workshop Copyrights in the CEGEP environment by Maître Robert Y. Cousineau.