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Linda Valecourt (retired), Manager, Facilities Services.
Responsible for the Bookstores, Print Shop, and Print Materials.

Tim Paul, Manager, Academic Technology Services.
Responsible for Audio/Visual Recording and online content used for instructional purposes.

Katharine Shipley, Associate Director of Learning Resources.
Responsible for copyright in relation to use of Library print and digital collections.

Debra Flewelling, Open Education Librarian.

Copyright at Douglas College 

We are here to help you navigate Canadian copyright law and learn how to legally use materials. Douglas College recognizes the need to balance the benefits of sharing ideas for educational purposes with ensuring just compensation and recognition for a creator's work. 


College Use of Copyrighted Works Policy (A01)

Understand your rights and responsibilities under the Douglas College Copyright Policy.

Douglas College Copyright Guide for Instructors

Detailed guide covering Copyright considerations for Instructors. 

Fair Dealing

Learn about Douglas College's fair dealing guidelines and how much you can copy for educational purposes.  

Educational Exceptions

Use educational exceptions in the Copyright Act to share materials with students in your classroom.  

* All works copied must be legally obtained. Works must be properly cited. Wherever possible and appropriate, provide links directly to students to legally available materials. 

Changes to Public Domain December 30, 2022

As of December 30, 2022, published works will now enter the public domain 70 years after the death of the author. This is a change from 50 years. This change is not retroactive which means that works already in the public domain as of December 30, 2022, will remain there.


The information in this resource should not be considered legal advice. The purpose of this guide is to provide Douglas College faculty and students with general information about copyright.