Concerning Copyright Matters

The Encyclopedia of French Cultural Heritage in North America acknowledges the importance of copyrights, as well as the laws and agreements regulating the distribution of information and multimedia on the Internet in Canada. This is why the Encyclopedia took care to obtain all the mandatory authorizations and to have all the necessary contracts and user licenses written up and duly signed before distributing any documents, articles and multimedia on its website. Whenever possible, the Encyclopedia also provides complete references for the documents that it distributes, so as to allow users—should they so desire it—to locate the original documents and obtain the copy and distribution rights for them.

Therefore, we would like to ask that the users of the Encyclopedia consult the conditions established for the reproduction and distribution of the documents posted on this website, which are to be found in the archives and documentation centres mentioned in the references provided on this site. Since reproduction and distribution agreements are non-transferable, the note “All partial or total reproduction strictly forbidden” that accompanies each of our documents serves to remind users that the documents distributed on the website of the Encyclopedia of French Cultural Heritage in North America are not exempt from copyright laws, nor from other websites’ conditions for distribution—and furthermore, the site’s documents are not to be used for any other purposes than those granted by the Encyclopedia.

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