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Copyright is an important issue for Canada’s research libraries. The sharing of information and knowledge is governed by copyright legislation, jurisprudence and licences. Knowing what is allowed from what is not is vital for librarians, students, faculty and researchers across Canada.

CARL advocates for copyright legislation that is fair to users and workable for libraries. We inform decision-makers of the needs of research libraries and how copyright-related agreements may affect libraries or their users.

Here are some topics worth exploring.

Copyright basics


Copyright for librarians, academics, students and researchers


CARL's copyright publications

International copyright


Additional resources