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GPLL241 - Copyright and your thesis

Copyright concerns us all, yet few are aware of its ramifications. It is the general legal regime which governs the creation and use of most cultural, scientific or knowledge works. As authors of theses and other documents, graduate students are key stakeholders in copyright. This workshop aims to raise awairness of copyright issues in writing a thesis.

After presenting general information about copyright, we will discuss how it applies to you as the author of a thesis. First and foremost, we will cover copyright ownership and licensing of your thesis. For example, all thesis written at Concordia University, since 2008, are available via an open archive called Spectrum on the internet site of the Libraries. Following this, we will discuss the use of copyrighted content within your thesis, such as images, tables, etc. The two main points to consider are exceptions to copyright as well as the process to seek permission.

Learning Objectives



In this workshop, participants will:
1- Understand the basic functioning of copyright.
2- Identify copyright issues related to your thesis.
3- Determine the proper course of action to address copyright issues.


Leaders Information


This workshop is led by Olivier Charbonneau.

Olivier is an Associate Librarian at Concordia University primarily interested in copyright issues as well as questions of open access and social media. He is a doctoral student at the Faculté de droit, Université de Montréal. He has over 15 years of professional involvement in library and cultural communities. He has kept a research blog since 2005 in French at www.culturelibre.ca and a work blog since 2011 in English at OutFind.ca.

This workshop is not scheduled at this time.

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