Privacy, Copyright, and Licensing

Using materials made available under a Creative Commons license

As users of this repository, it is your responsibility to follow the terms of the license assigned to the item. If you would like additional guidance on how to use works licensed under creative commons, please visit the creative commons website. Best practices for attribution should be followed at all times. Re-use and distribution rights are maintained via the creative commons license as outlined. It is highly recommended that you identify the type of license or policy under which content in this repository is made available at the item level.

Privacy Policy

SEIMA follows privacy policies as mandated by UBC policies. This means that any information that could be used to identify a student must be removed from content submitted to this repository. Public information is permitted in these documents. This includes the names and university email addresses of an instructor. If you have found information that you believe should be removed, please contact us.

Copyright Information for All Users

If you believe that any material found in SEIMA infringes copyright, please contact us, and we will review the content.

Copyright Information for Contributors

In general, the copyright owner(s) is the author or creator of an item.* While you retain copyright, depositing materials to SEIMA makes the work available to SEIMA users including public view (unless otherwise specified during submission). You must have permission to use work for which you do not own the copyright. This includes parts of work including images, music, videos/animations, or written documents. If such items are embedded into the work you intend to submit to SEIMA, you must have received permission to distribute or reproduce the work in this way. Please make sure such instances are well documented by, for example, applying best practices of attribution and citation. Copyright at UBC provides guidelines and resources related to copyright.

*“Generally, the creator owns copyright unless it has been assigned to another entity, such as a publisher or other person. If the work was created in the course of employment, the employer will own the copyright. UBC faculty own copyright in their own works, including course material and lectures, in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement between the University and the UBC Faculty Association. For non-faculty staff, the University retains copyright in works created during the course of employment.” - UBC Copyright FAQ


SEIMA recommends users who are able to make content openly available assign a creative commons license to their content during submission. The license recommended by SEIMA is a creative commons Attribution-nonCommercial 4.0 International license (CC BY-NC 4.0). Licenses of this type require that materials be properly attributed when used and that materials not be used for commercial purposes.

Additional Information

Video guides have been created by the Library on open education resources and are available at the wiki site.