Frequently Asked Questions

Copyright

How long copyright lasts depends on which country you are in. In general terms, with the exception of performers’ performances, sound recordings and broadcast signals, the term of copyright lasts for the life of the author and a period of 50...

At Queen’s, instructors own the teaching-related intellectual property that they create. Examples of these types of materials include lecture notes, PowerPoint presentations, lab manuals, syllabi and streamed lectures.

If you find your...

Fair dealing is an exemption in the Copyright Act which allows you to use other people’s copyright material for the purpose of research, private study, education, parody, satire, criticism, review or news reporting, provided that what you do with...

Some key Queen's University resources are:

Copyright and Fair Dealing Copyright and Teaching Guide Copyright at Queen's Policy School of Graduate Studies Intellectual Property Guidelines

For other resources and links related to...

Copyright gives the copyright owner a number of legal rights, such as the right to copy and translate a work. In a university setting, the most pertinent rights are the right to reproduce the copyright-protected work and the right to communicate...

Queen’s University Library is offering an e-reserve service called Ares. Through Ares e-reserve, the library will: 

Scan print books and journal articles that meet the requirements listed in the Queen's Fair Dealing Policy Acquire and...

Copyright protection arises automatically when any type of work is created and generally continues for 50 years after the author’s death, though this can depend on the type of work and where you want to use it . When you want to use a particular...

Contact Mark Swartz at the Copyright Advisory Office or your librarian if you have any copyright related questions.

Mark Swartz
Email: copy.right@queensu.ca
Phone: 613-533-6000 ext. 78510

To contact your librarian,...

Copyright protects literary, artistic, dramatic and musical works, as well as sound recordings, performances and communication signals. This encompasses a wide range of things, ranging from books, articles, posters, manuals and graphs, to CDs,...

Use of copyright materials at Queen's University is covered by the Canadian Copyright Act and various agreements and licences entered into by the University with copyright owners and representative organizations. The Copyright Act is the...