About Us

Issues relating to copyright have become increasingly complex and are evolving rapidly.  There have been, and will likely continue to be, changes in the law, technology, and practice which impact the University as a major creator and user of copyrighted material.  The University established the Copyright Office to ensure that faculty, staff, and students have the supports they require to be successful in their teaching, research, and studies.

The two primary University of Manitoba Policies respecting copyright are the Intellectual Property Policy, and the new Use of Copyright Protected Materials Policy.

The Copyright Office's mandate includes four major functions:

1. Providing educational programs and general advice on copyright issues.

2. Providing a centralized service for obtaining clearance for the use of copyrighted materials.

3. Monitoring the University's compliance with copyright rules, and encouraging appropriate practices.

4. Policy development and dissemination.

The Copyright Advisory Committee

The Copyright Advisory Committee helps guide the University in its decisions and policy related to copyright. Through consultation and expertise, the Committee provides valuable input and feedback on the University’s approach to copyright.

Information about the Committee's mandate, terms of reference, and membership is available (Word file).


Note that the content on the UM Copyright Office website is provided to the University of Manitoba community for informational and educational purposes, and is not to be construed or relied upon as professional or legal opinion or advice.


Remember, use it fairly - keep it legal.