Digital Scholarship Librarian
WHAT IS COPYRIGHT?
- It's a legal framework designed to protect
both users and creators of intellectual
- It grants for a limited time the ability for a
content creator to profit from their
- It's intended to both ensure that a
content creator gets paid for their work
and that their work can be used by the
COPYRIGHT IS NOT ABSOLUTE
There are several exceptions to copyright.
THE PUBLIC DOMAIN
The public domain refers to works that have
no copyright protection whatsoever, for (usually) two
THEY'rE TOO OLD
Copyright in Canada lasts for life of the author plus
fifty years, so people like
- William Shakespeare
- George Orwell
- Oscar Wilde
- William Faulkner
- e.e. cummings
are all copyright free.