Students and faculty are increasingly using images and media to create work that is shared openly on the internet, including presentations, videos and open course content. Images, music, videos and other works posted on the internet are protected by copyright.
The easiest way to find media you can reuse and remix is to search for Creative Commons, open licensed, and public domain works. Citing the sources you use is usually mandatory but even when it is not (public domain works), it is a best practice.
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.