The information and links below provide additional resources for individuals creating copyright protected works.
Copyright Decision Tree
Provides steps to determine whether you can use a copyright protected work in the way you would like to, both for teaching and for other purposes. Use this in conjunction with other resources and information on this website.
Sample Syllabus Text
For instructors wanting to inform students of their copyright rights and responsibilities, specifically relating to use and sharing of the instructor's teaching materials.
Copyright and 3D Printing
Provides guidelines for creating your own 3D printing designs and objects, or using others' 3D files to print objects.
Consent and Release Form - Photos, Videos, Recordings
Release form for use by any SFU department or group photographing or recording individuals.
Consent and Release Form - Previously Created Work
Release form for use by any SFU department or group sourcing media from the public (e.g. alumni, event attendees).
Independent Contractor Agreement
Agreement for use by any SFU department or group hiring external freelance media creators.
Mysterious and perplexing SFU Copyright Office posters
Information about this SFU Copyright Office campaign using magic show posters in the public domain, created by SFU Library Communications.
Scholarly Publishing (SFU Library)
Provides authors with information about options for publishing their scholarly works, including the traditional publishing business model as well as alternatives such as open access journals, open access institutional and disciplinary repositories, Creative Commons licensing and retaining certain creator rights.
About Creative Commons licenses by the Copyright Office
The SFU Copyright Office provides links to external sites for informational purposes only, and does not guarantee the validity of information found on these sites.
Copyright Board of Canada
The Board administers, and has the right to supervise, agreements between users and licensing bodies and issues licenses when the copyright owner cannot be located. Through its website you can find a variety of resources for users of copyright protected material, including information on what to do if you cannot locate the copyright owner of a work.
Canadian Intellectual Property Office
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), a Special Operating Agency associated with Industry Canada, is responsible for the administration and processing of the greater part of intellectual property in Canada. CIPO's areas of activity include patents, trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs, integrated circuit topographies and plant breeders' rights. Through its website you can find a variety of resources for creators of intellectual property.
Creative Commons is a non-profit organization that promotes and enables the sharing of knowledge and creativity throughout the world. The organization produces and maintains a free suite of licensing tools to allow anyone to easily share, reuse and remix materials with a fair "some rights reserved" approach to copyright. To find Creative Commons licensed materials check out their Content Directories, which list audio, video, image and textual materials, and their Search page.
Open Access publications
Open Access publishers make their contents freely available online. Generally, these materials are also free from most copyright restrictions (usually by way of Creative Commons licensing), meaning they can be copied, built upon and redistributed. To find Open Access materials, see the Directory of Open Access Journals and the Directory of Open Access Books. Much work has been done in BC around open educational resources (OER). For more information about this, see the BCcampus OpenEd site, and their infographic. For more information about Open Access at SFU and publishing your work Open Access, see the Library's Scholarly Publishing site.
Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL)
CARL provides information for scholarly authors about their rights, as well as an author addendum you can use to retain rights when you publish your work.
SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition)
SPARC provides a variety of resources for researchers and authors.