Copyright Policy

All AGS publications and material contained therein are copyrighted by the AGS, except where otherwise stated on the publication itself. If you have a request to use an image or another part of a publication, this request must be addressed to the indicated copyright holder. If AGS is designated as the copyright holder, permission must be obtained from the AGS executive via the President, as indicated on this website.

Fair Use Policy

The AGS recognizes that all materials under its copyright should be made available for educational purposes with no or minimum costs, but that the AGS and the authors retain copyright. Permission to use a single graphic for which AGS owns copyright from any AGS publication is considered ” fair dealing” under the Canadian Copyright Act and “fair use” by AGS, and no other permission need be granted, subject to the image being appropriately cited in all reproductions. The same fair dealing/fair use policy applies to sections of text up to 100 words in length. Publishers requiring written proof of reprint permission should be advised that charges may apply.


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