We follow Canadian Copyright law and license agreements for all electronic resources.
If you have any questions, please contact us.
These guidelines provide you with some common dos and don’ts related to copying and using original works.
‘Print materials’ refers to all print copies of journals, clinics, books, etc. ‘Print materials’ do not include any diagrams or images contained within the text.
Copying and using print materials:
Diagrams, images, tables, figures, graphics and photographs are viewed as stand-alone works and hold a separate copyright from any text that they are included in.
Copying and using images and graphics:
‘Audio and video’ refers to all physical and digital copies of audio and video recordings.
Copying and using audio and video:
Data and facts are not protected by the Copyright Act. A particular presentation of data or facts is protected, however.
Copying and using data or facts:
Content found on the Internet does have copyright protection.
Copying and using Internet content:
‘Licensed electronic resources’ refers to all paid subscription resources, including databases, electronic journals, electronic books, and point-of-care tools.
Copying and using licensed electronic resource content:
‘Open Access’ refers to original scholarly works that are available through unrestricted online access.
Copying and using Open Access materials:
‘Public domain’ refers to original works (‘intellectual property’) for which the copyright has expired, been forfeited, or is inapplicable. Regardless of country of origin of a work, the Copyright Act protects an original work for a set period of time depending on the type of work and author(s).
Copying and using works in the public domain: