- The researcher assumes all responsibility in seeking the appropriate permission to make use of unpublished documents.
- As a general rule, no document produced by a person still living may be quoted, paraphrased, or used in any way without the written consent of the author.
- The University Archives does not hold copyright on all of the material in its holdings. Under Canadian copyright law, copyright to unpublished material resides with the creator, his/her heirs or literary executors. Please consult with an Archivist to determine what copyright restrictions apply to specific material.
- The researcher must file a copy of the consent of the copyright holder with the University Archives before any item or any part of an item is published. Queen's University Archives is to be credited as the location of the original in any publication.
- It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permissions for access to restricted material. The researcher must file a copy of the of the research agreement with the University Archives, and will be required to sign a separate document agreeing to the conditions set on the research use of that material.
QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY MATTER THAT MAY ARISE AS A RESULT OF VIOLATION OF COPYRIGHT.
For further information on Copyright legislation, you may also wish to consult the following websites:
- Copyright Board of Canada: www.cb-cda.gc.ca
- Industry Canada: strategis.ic.gc.ca
- Ministry of Canadian Heritage - Copyright Policy Branch: www.canadianheritage.gc.ca/progs/ac-ca/progs/pda-cpb/index_e.cfm