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Copyright Matters! covers items from the Canadian Copyright Act and its regulations, contractual and tariff arrangements with copyright collectives, and court decisions. The publication is a starting point in increasing awareness of your rights and obligations in selecting and using copyright-protected materials for teaching and learning.
Educational organizations are asking the federal government to change the existing copyright law in order to make it clear that educational use of publicly available Internet material is not an infringement of copyright. This bulletin explains the importance of the change and the legal uncertainties associated with the term "implied licence."
Educational organizations are asking the federal government to change the existing copyright law in order to make it clear that educational use of publicly available Internet material is not an infringement of copyright. This bulletin responds to the concern that the educational amendment implies that anyone not in the educational community would have to pay to use publicly available Internet materials.
Educational institutions and their students, teachers, and staff use the Internet in unique ways, some of which may infringe copyright laws. Educational users require an amendment to the Copyright Act that makes it clear that no infringement occurs when publicly available Internet material is used for educational purposes. This bulletin discusses the ambiguity of the "deal fairly" phrase in the Copyright Act, with regard to educational use.
Education organizations are asking the federal government to change the existing copyright law in order to make it clear that educational use of publicly available Internet material is not an infringement of copyright. This bulletin clarifies the intentions and the implications of the amendment requested by educational organizations.
Teachers, students, and schools - elementary, secondary, colleges, and universities - need an amendment to the Copyright Act that would allow them to use materials on the Internet that are publicly available for anyone to use, without fear that they are breaking the law. This bulletin explains why the amendment is necessary in an educational context.
Copyright infringement is of key concern to educators and authorities across the country. The education sector believes that clarity and balance in the Copyright Act must be vigorously championed, so that copyright infringement is eliminated and every student and teacher can be assured of timely and fair access to Internet materials. To this end, the provincial and territorial ministers responsible for education across Canada, in collaboration with teachers, school boards, colleges, universities, and professors, have proposed to the Government of Canada that it enact an education amendment to the Copyright Act to permit the educational use of freely available Internet materials. This document explains the proposed amendment.
This information sheet explains which materials teachers are permitted to copy.
The public performance of music in schools, when it is "in furtherance of an educational object," does not require payment to or the consent of the copyright owner, under the Copyright Act, because of an exception. If the performance is not in furtherance of an educational object, the exception will not apply. This information sheet explains how the exception works.
This document lists the provincial and territorial addresses for notification in relation to the copyright sampling protocol agreement.
This document outlines the specific conditions with respect to copyright agreements for each jurisidiction, except Quebec, under headings such as definition of an education institution, recitals, governing laws, and arbitration.
This document is a copy of the legal licensing agreement between the Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency and all jurisdictions, except Quebec, with regard to the sampling protocol.
This report presents the CMEC Copyright Consortium's comments to the federal government on the documents A Framework for Copyright Reform and the Consultation Paper on Digital Copyright Issues.
The Copyright Forum, the author of this paper, serves as a venue for the discussion of digital copyright issues of interest to Canadian educational institutions, libraries, archives, and museums. The forum comprises 13 national associations, including the CMEC Copyright Consortium. The purpose of this discussion paper is to outline the forum's perspective on major issues that must be addressed in revising the Copyright Act to make it a more effective instrument for achieving public-policy objectives in a digital environment. The paper highlights the key issues, sets out a number of principles underlying the forum's approach, and makes a series of specific recommendations regarding the revision of the Copyright Act.
This document lists the exclusions from the pan-Canadian licensing agreement with the Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency, including the names of publishers and product lines.
This is a copy of the licensing agreement between the Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency and the ministries of education and school boards in Ontario.
This document lists the school boards, and the specific provisions linked to school boards, that are part of the licensing agreement between the Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency and ministries of education.
This statement on copyright outlines the position of the provinces and territories on education-related copyright issues and advocates for the adoption of amendments that reflect this position.
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