Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Intellectual Property Office

On Wednesday, July 12, the Federal Court of Canada issued its decision in the litigation between Access Copyright and York University. The decision is over 100 pages and can be read here. Thompson Rivers University is currently reviewing this decision to determine what impact it may have at TRU.

Confused about Copyright and Fair Dealing? Not sure what you can use in your course?

Check out our new Copyright and Fair Dealing Training Course

Learn about Copyright Laws, Fair Dealing and other exceptions, and TRU's Fair Dealing Policy.

If you have any questions or concerns about using 3rd party materials in your courses, in course packs or in Moodle, please don’t hesitate to contact the Intellectual Property Office at We are here to help!

The Intellectual Property Office is committed to ensuring that the TRU community is both compliant with, and benefitting from, copyright law in Canada.

We pursue these goals through:

  1. Educating the TRU community about copyright law and best practices;
  2. Maintaining a rights and permissions database.

Copyright Basics

Copyright Law: A brief summary of rights in Canadian Copyright law.

Frequently Asked Questions

A list of common questions and answers for copyright users on campus.

» Read the FAQ

Clearing Copyright

Use this guide to help you determine if you can use material in classes, exams, learning management systems and coursepacks.