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Copyright at UCQ


The information contained in this guide is intended to help faculty, staff, and students to stay copyrigh-compliant in their course work at the University of Calgary

UCQ follows the copyright rules and protocols developed and required by main campus (the University of Calgary) Copyright Office.

The office ensures that our legal obligations set out in the Copyright Act to protect the intellectual property used and created at all university sites.

The Copyright Office manages copyright compliance and does not operate under a collective copyright license agreement. Therefore it is important that UCQ, as extension of main campus, comply in all areas of copyright.

Guidance for online courses and online materials

University of Calgary's dedicated page for copyright provide copyright guidance for online courses and course materials.

For APA requirements related to copyright statement, refer our guide on copyright statements


If you ever have questions about these details of other materials to use for teaching or studying, contact the copyright office by email. Click on the link provided and an email will be started for you Copyright office. You will receive a response within 48 hours. Remember, the time difference between Qatar and Calgary may have an impact on their response time.

For more information, check the UC copyright office webpage.


The Reading List Tool (Leganto) is a new copyright clearance option that the UC Copyright Office is promoting to use. The services remain the same but the Reading List Tool, which is integrated into D2L, streamlines the process by automatically submitting materials for copyright review.

Interested to read more, please go to our Reading List Guide