Opening Up Copyright Instructional Modules

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These Opening Up Copyright (OUC) Instructional Modules are open educational resources.

If you are new to OUC, please see our module OUC: An Introduction, and if you are interested in introductory modules, try Introduction to Copyright and Working with Copyright


The Opening Up Copyright (OUC) module series is made available by the University of Alberta Copyright Office.

OUC modules have been produced with the assistance of funding at the University of Alberta through its Centre for Teaching and Learning’s Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF)(2017-21) and OER Grant Program (2020), and through a Support for the Advancement of Scholarship (SAS) grant (2021).

For an overview of the series, see the About page. To leave feedback regarding any modules or to tell us how OUC modules are being used, please contact us at

The OUC team has prepared a number of related presentations and journal articles. Find out more on our Scholarly Contributions page.

These instructional modules are not intended as legal advice. All OUC modules are made available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC-BY-4.0) International license.