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Copyright @ College of the Rockies for Faculty & Staff

College of the Rockies is currently operating under Access Copyright College Premium Licence Agreement and its Permissions and has adopted the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC's) Fair Dealing Policy.

Access Copyright is the Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency which licenses educational institutions across Canada to copy (both print and digital) portions of published works for day-to-day classroom use and for the production of course packs, while still protecting the rights of the copyright owners.

 What is copyright? 

As stated in the Canadian Copyright Act, “copyright”, in relation to a work, means the sole right to produce or reproduce the work or any substantial part thereof in any material form whatever, to perform the work or any substantial part thereof in public or, if the work is unpublished, to publish the work or any substantial part thereof.

In Canada, a work is protected by copyright from the moment of creation and lasts for the life of the creator plus 50 years.  After that, it becomes 'public domain'.

The Copyright @ College of the Rockies for Faculty & Staff guide is designed to assist you in determining best practices and simplify the complex issue of Copyright.