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Copyright at TWU - DRAFT POLICY: Copyright and the Internet

Canadian copyright for academics at TWU

Copyright & the Internet

Copyright & the Internet

Much of the material on the Internet is protected by copyright. This includes:

  • postings to news groups,
  • e-mail messages,
  • images,
  • photographs,
  • music,
  • video clips, and
  • computer software.

The general rule is that to use material outside of what is permitted under Fair Dealing, you must get permission from the owner (usually the person or organization that created the material) to use text, graphics, images, sound and video that have been created by others.

There are some things that are not usually protected by copyright, for example, facts, information, titles, ideas, plots, and short word combinations; neither are works in the public domain or those published under a Creative Commons Licence.

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