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Copyright at Okanagan College

Copyright Basics

The use of copyrighted works by OC employees and students is governed mainly by:

The Copyright Act
  • The Copyright Act covers literary, dramatic, artistic, and musical works, sound recordings, performances, and communication signals. This includes works on the Internet.
  • Many of the journal articles, e-books, and streaming videos from library databases that are used for teaching and learning are governed by licenses, rather than the Copyright Act. The institution has negotiated these licenses on behalf of students and employees, and each license has its own terms.
  • Individuals also sign licenses, such as the Terms of Use or User Agreements that you sign for services such as Netflix or iTunes. You are accountable for the understanding the terms of the licenses that you sign personally. More information about personal agreements can be found on this page.
College policies related to copyright:
Licenses dealing with e-resources in the library (e-books, e-journals, databases, streaming video

Information obtained from or through this site does not constitute legal advice, but is provided as guidelines for using works for educational purposes.

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