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Copyright for Students


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Sam Cheng
FAAD & Copyright Education



This guide provides information to help Sheridan students learn more about copyright and navigate their rights and responsibilities when using copyrighted materials in their learning and research activities. Please note that the information on this guide should not be interpreted as legal advice.

Why should students care about copyright?

Copyright affects many things you use and do as a student, in your personal life, and at work. For example, downloading an article from a library database, using images in your assignment, sharing photos on social media, and creating a YouTube video that has music. 

Also, many students are creators and own copyright to their work especially in the online environment. You want to respect someone else's copyright as you would expect others to do for your work. 

You probably know about citing your sources - giving credit where credit is due, but there is more to know about copyright compliance. Learn about copyright on this website!