Students and faculty are increasingly using images and media to create work, including presentations, videos and open course content. Images, music, videos and other works posted on the internet are protected by copyright and proper attribution is required. Citations should include the source of the material used and, if available, the name of the creator.
When crediting a work, you may not need to use a specific citation style, but you do need to provide attribution in the way the creator requested. Some licenses may require that you place the citation near the work, while others allow you to group citations together at the end of a work. Citation format may vary depending on the license or the citation practices of each discipline.
Citations should generally include the following information:
An easy way to find media to reuse and remix is to search for Creative Commons, licensed, and public domain works.
These videos can then be remixed using the YouTube Video Editor.
There are exceptions in the Copyright Act for educational institutions, but they are primarily concerned with uses for an audience of students of a specific institution; for example, works posted in a closed learning management system or used in a physical classroom. If you want to copy and reuse a work and share it publicly, options include:
For more information, see the UOIT Copyright Guide.