Copyright Resources

Use these simple tools and resources to help you apply copyright in your day-to-day work at Brock.

Copyright for Instructors and Staff

CARL Open Copyright Course
This seven-module course from the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) provides an introduction to copyright as it applies in a university setting, with focus on copyright in teaching. Each module is available in English and French, and has a short video and an interactive quiz.

Cheat sheets and other tools

Sample Permissions Letter – use of material in a course

Sample Permissions Letter – use of material in a thesis

What can I post on Isaak/Sakai? – step-by-step flow chart

What can I do with articles from Library e-journals? – a simple guide for what can be done with articles from the Library’s e-journals and e-resources.

Resources on Canadian Copyright

Relevant Supreme Court Rulings –

Canadian Intellectual Property Office, Copyright Division

Copyright Board of Canada (includes copyright collective societies)

Creative Commons Canada

Canadian Library Association’s Copyright Information Centre

Canadian copyright: a citizen’s guide / Laura J. Murray & Samuel E. Trosow. Toronto: Between the Lines, 2013. (KE 2799.2 M87 2013)

The Copyright Pentalogy: how the Supreme Court of Canada shook the foundations of Canadian copyright law / edited by Michael Geist. (Ottawa): University of Ottawa Press, c2013. (KE 2799 C664 2013) Also available through UOP’s open access collection.