Questions about copyright? We're here to help.
The Copyright Office provides support to all members of the University community to ensure that copyright protected works used for educational purposes are compliant with both the Copyright Act and the UM Copyright Guidelines. All University community members are required to respect copyright. Staff and students play a key role in copyright compliance by ensuring that user rights for educational purposes are balanced with the rights of content creators from around the world.
A collaborative effort between the Copyright Office and the UM Libraries, Copyright Solutions is a service dedicated to assisting faculty and instructors in using copyright protected works in course materials. Copyright Solutions can assist you in:
Group information sessions are offered regularly. If you prefer to schedule a group session specifically for your unit, or if you would like one-on-one help, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Tobe Duggan at 204-474-9607.
In most circumstances, as a student you own the copyright in your original research, papers, assignments, projects, presentations, etc. However, if you have included text, tables, figures, photos or images from other sources, including from your instructor, you do not necessarily have permission to copy or share that content, even if you cited the sources.
If you want to use content created by others that will be publicly available on a UM website, such as MSpace (for theses and dissertations) or a departmental page, you must ensure that a Copyright Act exemption applies, or that you have permission from the copyright owner.
For general copyright guidance on University-related matters, send questions to email@example.com or call the Copyright Office at 204-474-7277 or 204-474-9607.
Copyright information sessions for graduate students working on their theses or dissertations are offered every fall and spring. Topics such as applying copyright exemptions, using copyright-friendly online resources, and how to obtain permission are covered in the presentation. See GradSteps for dates and registration details.
Other copyright resources for both undergraduate and graduate students are available from the Copyright Office website.
Take the guess-work out of copyright by scheduling an information session for your department or unit or just for yourself. Sessions can be scheduled at a location and time that works for you. In 30 minutes or less, we'll cover:
To schedule a presentation for your unit or to get more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Copyright Office at 204-474-7277 or 204-474-9607.
Other copyright resources are available from the Copyright Office website.
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204-474-7277 or 204-474-9607