Frequently Asked Questions

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  2. Yes, the trades material is copyright protected.

    All rights reserved. No part of the trades publications may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or digital, without written permission from Industry Training Authority (ITA). Reproducing passages from this publication by photographic, electrostatic, mechanical, or digital means without permission is an infringement of copyright law.

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  3. Yes, as a purchaser of a publication a person may make a single copy of specific content, in whole or in part, for personal use.

    Personal use refers to private study or private research; it does not include permission to make more than one copy.

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  11. If you purchased the publication directly from the Crown Publications, Queen's Printer shopping cart, you can locate the claim codes in the email communication that was sent to you from the Queen's Printer (BC Codes).

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