The UNBC Copyright Office serves the UNBC community by providing information, services, and education to help faculty, staff, and students remain compliant with Canadian copyright law while focusing on teaching and research at UNBC.
UNBC's copyright policy was created to comply with the Canadian Copyright Act. Our fair dealing policy is based on a model by AUCC, ACCC, and Grant McEwan and was created to follow precedent set by the SCC. Below are important Copyright cases and legislation guiding Copyright in Canada.
The UNBC Copyright Office offers many copyright services. These include:
If you have any other questions, please email or call the Copyright Office directly.
Fair dealing is an integral part of the copyright legislation and outlines the terms of the use of material for the purposes of research, private study, criticism, review, news reporting, parody, satire and education. The 6 point Fair Dealing test includes the following criteria:
You can use the Athabasca University Fair Dealing Analysis Tool to give you an idea if it is fair dealing (requires Flash).
You can access Library Resource Records from the first three tabs on the library homepage search box:
General Search: after clicking on the desired journal/article title or Full Text Online link in the search results, select 'Terms and Conditions' near the bottom of the record.
Classic Catalogue: select 'Online Resource' or the title of the journal and then Terms and Conditions.
Databases: under the Database tab, select the title.
*Please note - in a few cases, select journals (such as Harvard Business Review) have specialized permissions that are different from those in the database. These will be noted on the journals/articles within the database and normally don't show on the record.
The UNBC Copyright Office makes every effort to provide accurate copyright information for educational purposes. This information is not to be construed as legal advice and should not be relied upon in that regard.