Copyright Resources

Welcome to OLA’s copyright resource page, with resources to help you manage copyright in your organization, presentations and information from other organizations, and more.

OHLA Revised Guide to Copyright for Canadian Hospitals, 2021 

Slide decks from 2018 OLA Copyright Symposium: Slide decks – presentations on the public domain

Copyright Matters! Some Key Questions and Answers for Teachers (2016). Resources for the new Copyright Modernization Act. Note: The booklet is not a substitute for legal advice, which should be sought in cases where the application of general principles is unclear.

Resources for Fall 2013 Copyright Workshop

Legal Precedence and Fair Dealing in Copyright:

  • Fair dealing has been tested at the Supreme Court Level with the case:
    CCH Canadian Ltd. v. Law Society of Upper Canada, 2004 SCC 13, [2004] 1 S.C.R. 339
  • Publishers sued the Law Society of Upper Canada for providing photocopier services to researchers. The court held that the practices were within fair dealing as encompassed in the Canadian Copyright Act. Refer to the case for details.

Blogs on the issue

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  • Copyright Questions: *Please not that as of March 2020 this program is on hold* OLA has a partnership with Community Legal Services (CLS) at Western University where law students, under the supervision of a lawyer, provide legal opinions on intellectual property (IP) matters (trademark, copyright, patent, personal data protection, privacy, etc.) to persons or organizations.
  • Copyright Act
  • OLA Copyright User Group