If you’re in healthcare, copyright applies to you

Do you work in the healthcare sector? Do you copy and share excerpts from documents? Make sure you respect the Copyright Act!

When you use content

Whether you’re a manager, nurse, doctor, social worker, librarian, dietician, communications officer, instructor or volunteer, there are various ways you use copyright-protected content.

Include illustrations in a training presentation

Hand out exercises from various sources to parents

Email a book chapter to seminar participants

Produce a press review for directors

Include illustrations in a training presentation

Distribute an article on newborn care to co-workers

Did you know you need permission for all these types of use on paper or in digital format – and other uses as well – because they’re for professional purposes?

Our solutions are geared to your needs!

Limited needs

Get permission to use the articles or book excerpts you want, exactly when you need them. If you reproduce or share excerpts from copyright-protected content on a one-time basis, this is the solution for you. The cost is calculated according to the type of use and is billed immediately.

Ongoing needs

Copibec offers an annual reproduction rights licence to organizations in the healthcare sector.

This comprehensive licence covers most of the ways content is used by employees, directors, medical personnel and volunteers and gives you the convenience of not having to get permission each time.

A licence makes it easier for you to manage copyright and lets you avoid the administrative costs and delays involved in getting permission for every article or excerpt you want to use during the year.

With a reproduction rights licence, you’re good to go

Our repertoire

The Copibec repertoire (or catalogue) includes content (books, newspapers, legislative texts and other publications) and categories of works published in Quebec, the rest of Canada and in about 30 other countries (United States, United Kingdom, France, etc.) as long as they’re not specifically mentioned in the Exclusions List.

Authorized for internal use or information

Copying must be done by or for the institution’s employees, doctors, directors or volunteers. Distributing copies to external users or clients (e.g. patient’s parents, mothers-to-be) for information purposes is also allowed.

Reproduction limits

  • Up to 10% of a document

But also:

  • Entire article
  • Entire report of a legal case
  • Entire lyrics to a song
  • Chapter that is not more than 20% of the pages in a book

If you want to exceed the reproduction limits, you need to get permission.

Do you have any questions? Contact us!

What’s allowed?

Do you want to reproduce or share content? Is that type of use allowed under the Copibec licence? Here are some answers!