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Copyright for Staff

FAQ for Staff

Explore common questions for non-educational use of copyright-protected work on campus. 

 

For educational uses of copyright-protected work, visit the following webpages:

 

Don't see what you're looking for? Contact the Copyright Office


 

Can I use images in my non-instructional resources, such as posters, presentations, and brochures? 

Yes. If you would like to use copyright-protected images for non-educational purposes, contact the copyright owner for permission. Ownership is usually indicated in the copyright statement next to the © symbol. 

The Copyright Office can also assist with permissions. Please contact us with your request. Please note, requests may take up to 6-8 weeks to be processed and there is no guarantee the copyright owner will agree. 

Alternatives to Copyright protected work 

If you would like to use resources with more flexibility than traditional copyright-protected work, you can use alternative resources.

There are a variety of alternatives resources you can use when using images for non-instructional purposes, such as:

  • Public domain
  • Open access
  • Flexibly licensed content

The above resources can be used with fewer restrictions than traditional copyright-protected works.

For more information and recommended resources, see the Alternatives the Copyright page:


 

Can we play music at our College event? 

Yes. Playing music at non-educational college events (ie. Welcome Week, fundraisers, film festivals, club events) may be possible if the rights were purchased by Langara or negotiated for the specific use. 

To arrange permissions for an event, or to find out if a particular musical work is covered by a license, contact the Copyright Office.

Note: The Student Union Building is a separate organization from Langara College and is not included in College licenses.


 

Can we show a film at our College event?

Yes. Playing videos at non-educational college events (ie. Welcome Week, fundraisers, film festivals, club events) may be possible if the rights were purchased by Langara or negotiated for the specific use. 

To arrange permissions for an event, or to find out if a particular feature film is covered by a license, contact the Copyright Office.

Note: The Student Union Building is a separate organization from Langara College and is not included in College licenses.


 

Is the College responsible for acquiring licenses for events held by outside groups at the College? 

No, the outside group is required to secure their own licenses. Contact us for more information. 


 

For works created during the course of employment, the employer usually owns copyright. See Langara's Intellectual Property Policy (B3006) for details:

According to the Langara Faculty Association's Collective Agreement (pp. 59-60), instructors own copyright in the works they create, including class handouts, lecture slides, conference papers, etc.


 

Still have questions? Contact the Copyright Office

Contact us

General Queries:

copyright@langara.ca


Our Team:

Caroline Korbel,

Copyright Librarian
ckorbel@langara.ca
604.323.5290

 

Meaghan Rafferty,

Copyright Technician
mrafferty@langara.ca
604.323.5467


The information obtained from or through this website is provided as guidelines for using works for educational purposes and is not intended to constitute legal advice.

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