Copyright is an integral component of everyday life at an educational institution. The Canadian Copyright Act, judicial precedent, and international treaties form the foundation of Langara's copyright policies and directives:


B5003 - Copyright Compliance

Outlines the responsibilities of Langara College, its students, employees and associated parties with respect to compliance with Canadian copyright law.

B1013 - Fair Dealing

Demonstrates the College’s commitment to the implementation of fair dealing in accordance with the Copyright Act and with Supreme Court decisions that permit the limited use of copyright-protected works without the permission or payment of copyright royalties.

E4003 - Library Copyright

Outlines the rights and obligations of Langara College Library with respect to Canadian copyright law.


Supplement Policies B5003, B1013, and E4003 above.

Technical Authority

Copyright Officer will confer Technical Authority upon positions or departments as appropriate. A list of the Technical Authorities, designated employee contacts and areas of responsibility will be maintained by the Library and made available to all College employees.

Fair Dealing Guidelines

Augments policy B1013 with examples of short excerpts and identifying the six factors in fair dealing.

Educational Exceptions

Additional exceptions for education permitted under the Copyright Act.

Library Rights

Covers areas such as reproducing materials in the library's collection, copying for library users, fair dealing, and reproduction policy (access, media format changes).


The information obtained from or through this website is provided as guidelines for using works for educational purposes and is not intended to constitute legal advice.

Creative Commons License

Langara's copyright website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.