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Thompson Rivers University

Intellectual Property Office

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To celebrate fair dealing week, the Intellectual Property Office and Open Learning hosted an outreach event on Feb. 25, 2019. We shared information about fair dealing relevance for students in post-secondary education.

We invited students to visit our table with free popcorn, visual signage and a reusable printed swag bag that included supplementary information about fair dealing.

During the three-hour event we had nearly 100 people visit the table and many interesting conversations with students about fair dealing and what it means to them.

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.

New Faculty Orientation

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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.

Court decision

On Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 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.

Copyright course

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 questions or concerns about using third-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!

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