Category Archives: Copyright

Five reasons to share links with your students

Learning management systems (LMS) such as D2L aren’t just for distance learners anymore. While online and mixed-mode instructors do indeed use D2L to share lessons, a growing number of face-to-face instructors are also choosing to share materials (lecture slides, course … Continue reading

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Copyright on campus: A start-of-the semester reminder

A new semester is upon us (whether we’re ready or not!). A friendly reminder that members of the Langara community are required to adhere to the Canadian Copyright Act and the College’s copyright policies. Fair dealing and educational exceptions in … Continue reading

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Canada signs copyright treaty to benefit persons with print disabilities

On June 30th, Canada became the twentieth country to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled. One of many international copyright treaties administered by the World … Continue reading

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Copyright for Creators

Teaching is the bread and butter of what we do at Langara. As such, when we talk about copyright on campus, we tend to focus on user rights like fair dealing, which allow us to share copyright-protected content with our … Continue reading

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Fair dealing is sweet!

Ever listened to a preview on iTunes? Shared a magazine article with a friend? Used an image from the web in a presentation? If you said yes, you’ve used fair dealing! February 22-26 marks Fair Dealing Week in Canada (counterpart … Continue reading

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Copyright on campus: A start-of-the-semester reminder

As we start a new semester, a friendly reminder that members of the Langara community are required by law and College policy to adhere to the Canadian Copyright Act. Fair dealing provisions in the Act afford students and instructors a … Continue reading

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Copyright extended by 20 years on sound recordings

At the end of June, Canada extended the term of copyright for sound recordings from 50 to 70 years, bringing it in line with such countries as the US, France, the U.K., and Australia.

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Copyright Board’s decision affirms fair dealing

Earlier this week, the Copyright Board of Canada handed down an important (and long-awaited) decision regarding Access Copyright’s proposed tariff for copying by employees of provincial governments. After conducting a detailed review of copying within government from 2005-2014, the Board … Continue reading

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Copyright in the 2015 federal budget

On Tuesday, the Conservative government delivered the 2015 federal budget. The following two changes to copyright are hidden within the 500+ page document: (1) Introduce amendments to the Copyright Act that will allow Canada to join the Marrakesh Treaty. These … Continue reading

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Copyright: Fair Dealing is Sweet! February 24, 12:30 – 1:30pm

February 23-27 marks Fair Dealing Week in Canada. Whether fair dealing is a familiar concept or new to you, it’s certainly something to be celebrated… and we will on February 24th. The fair dealing provision in the Copyright Act allows … Continue reading

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