Introduction to copyright
Please see our page on Introduction to Copyright for an overview on copyright.
Bow Valley College copyright policy and procedures
Fair Dealing guidelines
Fair dealing is an exception in the Copyright Act. It provides user rights to use works without asking for copyright permission. Here are some resources to help you decide if the work you want to use falls within the Fair Dealing Exception.
- Fair Dealing page
- Bow Valley College Fair Dealing Guidelines
- Copyright Evaluator - our online tool to help you do a Fair Dealing Test. Submit your copyright requests here too.
- Copyright for Faculty – contains many guides for teachers for using various materials in the classroom and online.
- Copyright Matters — Council of Ministers of Education, 2016
- Copyright Permission Chart — flowchart to help decide how a work can be used
- Copyright Toolkit – A guidebook published by Colleges and Institutes Canada.
Canadian Copyright Resources
The following links will connect you with Canadian copyright resources.
Supreme Court of Canada Decisions
International Copyright Resources
- World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) — this organization manages numerous international treaties and conventions related to copyright
- WIPO - Copyright Section
- The 1709 Blog — U.S. Copyright Blog
- U.S. Copyright Office
- Creative Commons
These blog sites express their opinions on copyright and other issues. They may not reflect Bow Valley College's position on copyright.
- Ariel Katz — associate professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
- Copyright Laws — copyright resource site by Lesley Ellen Harris, copyright lawyer
- Excess Copyright — by Howard Knopff, copyright lawyer, Ottawa, Ontario
- Michael Geist — law professor at the University of Ottawa
- Academic Honesty Lesson 1 - What is Plagiarism?
- Academic Honesty Lesson 2 - How to Avoid Plagiarism
- Academic Honesty Lesson 3 - Giving Credit to Sources
- A Fair (y) Use Tale — Professor Eric Faden, a description of the U.S. Copyright clause "Fair Use" using clips from Disney Films (similar to Canadian "Fair Dealing" clause until about the seven minute mark of the film)
- Acceptable/Unacceptable — Office of the Dean of Students at the University of Alberta
- Cheating — Office of the Dean of Students at the University of Alberta
- Plagiarism Rap (Cite your sources) — Office of the Dean of Students at the University of Alberta
- Wanna work together — Creative Commons
- What is a Copyright — Canadian Intellectual Property Office
- YouTube Copyright School — Based on U.S. Copyright law that applies to videos being uploaded to YouTube.
- Can a monkey who took grinning self-portrait claim copyright? — Metro News 20110714
- How Mickey Mouse Evades the Public Domain — Priceonomics, Zachary Crockett, 20160107
- Tattoo artists are asserting their copyright claims — ABA Journal, Lauren Etter, 20140101
- Woman who plays classical music to soothe horses told to get licence — The Telegraph, John Bingham, 20090327