Copyright for staff at SFU

Canada's Copyright Act and SFU's copyright policies affect the ways in which you can use copyright protected materials in the course of your work at SFU. In this section you will find FAQs as well as tools, resources and links related to finding and using copyright protected materials in your work.

Staff also often create materials in the course of their work, whether reports, websites or advertising. See this FAQ and SFU's Intellectual Property Policy (R30.03) for more specific information about ownership of copyright in works created by employees.

Please review this website for answers to your questions and contact the Copyright Office ( if you do not find the information you need. The Copyright Office also welcomes requests for departmental workshops year-round in any length and format, such as full-length workshops, shorter meeting presentations or more casual "lunch & learns."