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If credit is given and Crown copyright is acknowledged, the materials may be reproduced for non-commercial purposes if no changes are made to the original content.

The materials may only be reproduced for commercial purposes under a licence from the King's Printer, with the exception of Government of Ontario legal materials (statutes, regulations and judicial decisions) and materials covered under the Open Government Licence – Ontario. All materials licensed under the Open Government Licence – Ontario have been clearly labelled on the page.

Policy on copyright on legal materials

The King's Printer for Ontario holds copyright in Ontario statutes, regulations and judicial decisions. The King's Printer permits any person to reproduce the text and images contained in the statutes, regulations and judicial decisions without seeking permission and without charge. The legal materials must be reproduced accurately, and Crown copyright in the legal materials must be acknowledged in the following form:

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*The year of first publication of the legal materials is to be completed.

The Legislation Act, 2006 sets out which copies of Ontario statutes and regulations are official copies of the law. Reproductions of statutes and regulations that are not official copies under that Act must state that they are not official versions. Reproductions of judicial decisions must state that they are not official versions.

Open Government Licence – Ontario

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Licensing and information

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