Copyright: Definition and guidelines
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Copyright means the right to copy. The copyright owner has the sole right to produce, reproduce or alter the work in any substantial part therein. Under the Copyright Act, copying outside of the fair dealing exception or without a licence or permission, may result in a copyright infringement claim. Generally, copyright in Canada lasts for the life of the author plus 50 years. Once the copyright expires, the work enters the public domain. To learn more, visit the Canadian Intellectual Property Office’s Guide to Copyrights.

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For information about copyright, and to read the Library’s copyright guidelines for Algonquin College, visit our Copyright page.

For help understanding copyright in Canada, visit the Copyright page in The Learning Portal.


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