Copyright Policy

The Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA) controls the “right to copy” for all information we develop or publish in any format, including in print or on this website. The COA also holds copyright for material published under our logo in our member’s publication The Bulletin.

We welcome requests for permission to reproduce our material for the purposes of education and advocacy and, in most cases, require only two things from an applicant:

  1. Contact our office directly. This helps us keep track of what material is being used, by whom, and how widely. Please provide details and sufficient time for our review.
  2. That the COA is clearly credited as the source of this information. We provide the appropriate “credit line” once an application is granted.

Generally, the COA encourages the use, distribution, reproduction and, in some cases, the translation or adaptation of our information, usually without cost.

While linking to our website is encouraged and welcome, the COA usually does not allow content to reside on other websites. Exceptions are occasionally made for educational purposes, such as course readings, and are decided on a case-by-case basis.

We also reserve the right to withhold or to charge for permission to copy our material based on our assessment of each request. Every application is assessed on its own merit and may require contacting the applicant for clarification or follow-up.

The COA strives to comply fully with copyright practice when developing our own material by seeking permissions where appropriate, referencing our information, and acknowledging the contributions of allied organizations and others to our work.

Use of our logo

The Canadian Orthopaedic Association does not permit the use of its logo in any material (print or digital), without expressed written permission.

If you have any questions, contact us