1. Do I own copyright in my thesis?
Yes. However, upon submission of your thesis, you will be required to allow the University Library to post your thesis in its electronic database, as well as permit Library and Archives Canada to preserve and make your thesis available on the Internet and searchable databases. These licenses clearly stipulate that you own the copyright to your thesis, but that you have allowed "non-exclusive" use of your thesis to the University Library and Library and Archives Canada.
2. Are other student works protected by copyright?
Yes. The Copyright Act specifies that “every original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic work” is protected by copyright, and this includes student work. This means that your permission is required in order for an instructor or school to keep a copy or to share it with future students.
3. As a graduate student of the University of Saskatchewan, what can I legally copy?
You may copy materials for which the university (e.g. the Library) has negotiated licenses according to the terms of the agreement. Fair dealing allows you to make one copy of a work for yourself for the purposes of private study, research, review, criticism or news reporting. Please review the Copying Guidelines
, Fair Dealing Guidelines
and the Copyright Policy
for more information.