Copyright Services

All University of Manitoba community members are required to respect copyright as per Canada's Copyright Act. Staff and students play a key role in copyright compliance as user rights for educational purposes are balanced with the rights of content creators from around the world. The Copyright Office provides copyright resources and support for all members of the University community.

Send your copyright questions to or call 204-474-9607. 

Faculty and Instructors

A collaborative effort between the Copyright Office and the U of M Libraries, Copyright Solutions is a service dedicated to working with faculty and instructors to ensure that course materials are copyright-compliant. As needed, the Copyright Solutions service will include processing and paying for copyright clearances.

Faculty and instructors may meet with Tobe Duggan either in person, over the phone, or online to explore the copyright questions that surround their course content. Materials can be provided to Tobe ahead of time to streamline the service provided.

Should a work be unavailable due to a copyright issue, a network of liaison librarians with subject area expertise can locate an alternative work or facilitate the acquisition of another appropriate resource. Sarah Clark from the Libraries can also assist in ensuring all e-resources made available through UM Learn are accurately and securely linked.

For one-on-one assistance or a 30-minute group workshop, contact or call Tobe at 204-474-9607.

A Copyright Checklist & Flowchart is available from the Copyright Office homepage, as are other resources.  

Staff and Researchers

Are you and your colleagues unsure about how to approach the use of copyrighted material? 

Copyright information sessions are offered by the Copyright Office and can be scheduled for groups of any size. Sessions are usually scheduled for 30 minutes, but can be adjusted to suit your needs. 

For one-on-one assistance or a group workshop, contact or call Tobe Duggan at 204-474-9607.

A Copyright Checklist is available from the Copyright Office homepage, as are other resources.  


If the content you create will be made publicly available, such as on a University website like MSpace or a departmental page, you must ensure the content does not have copyright issues.

Copyright information sessions for graduate students are offered every fall and spring. See GradSteps for dates and registration details. For more graduate student resources, see the "Graduate Students" information tab on the Copyright Office website.

For any U of M student wanting copyright guidance on University-related matters, send questions to or call Tobe Duggan at 204-474-9607.

Remember, use it fairly - keep it legal.

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