Copyright Office

Opening Up Copyright Instructional Modules

The Opening Up Copyright Instructional Modules are open educational resources.

These modules were initially funded through the University of Alberta Centre for Teaching and Learning's Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF), with in-kind contributions from the University of Alberta Copyright Office and School of Library and Information Studies.

For an overview of the full set of modules that are envisioned, or to leave feedback, comments or suggestions regarding any proposed modules, please visit our Community Page.


Completed Modules: The first two completed modules were released on March 9, 2018.

Public Domain


Both modules can be viewed here.

Please send your feedback about the Images and Public Domain modules to before August 31, 2018. Both modules will be revised in Fall 2018 based on the feedback we receive.


Modules in Development: The following three modules are currently in development:

SOCAN v. Bell

  Open Licensing and Creative Commons



[Last Updated: 24 Jul 2018]