Copyright law protects creators, owners and users of copyrighted materials. All books, periodicals, music, images and videos (both in hard-copy format and in digital format) are automatically under copyright in Canada unless they are in the public domain or have been licensed under alternative copyright licences.

As a student at George Brown College, you are expected to comply with Canada’s copyright laws and any licensing agreements the college holds governing the copying of material under copyright. You are also reminded that the photocopying of any substantial part of a textbook is not permitted. However, the college has adopted the Association of Canadian Community Colleges Fair Dealing Policy, which gives you some limited permissions. For details, review the college-wide Copyright web page or contact Copyright Services at or 416-415-5000, ext. 6945.

For related information, visit the Plagiarism web page.