|Copyright: There’s an office for that|
|Posted Friday, October 14, 2011 2:41 PM|
|The university has a new copyright office. Before you get all excited or nervous, you should know that Juliette Nadeau (you met her in last issue’s Coffee With a Co-Worker) is the newly-installed copyright officer, and she is there to help students, staff and faculty to navigate the complex waters of copyright.|
The university has implemented “fair dealing” guidelines as an administrative directive. These guidelines have been recommended for adoption by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) to all member institutions.
The guidelines are intended to apply to copying of paper and electronic documents by university faculty and staff. Many such copies will be made with the copyright holder’s permission, pursuant to a licence, or pursuant to an educational or other exception under the Copyright Act. Where a copy does not fall into one of these categories, it can only be made if it is considered “fair dealing” as described in these guidelines. The guidelines do not apply to copying by students of the university for their own private study or research. The guidelines do not apply to audio or video recordings.
Compliance with these guidelines is mandatory for all university faculty and staff.
Copyright protects many types of works. Only the copyright owner has the right to reproduce an entire work or a substantial part of it.
Reproducing a work can include photocopying, scanning, downloading or uploading. A “work” can be written text, art, music, a dramatic work or a stand-alone image such as a graph, chart, map, figure, photograph, table or diagram. A “work” can also be a sound recording, a performance or a communication signal.
The Copyright Act seeks to balance the rights of the copyright owners and the rights of the users of copyrighted works.
Faculty and instructors are often both creators and users of copyrighted works.
Many of the uses our faculty and instructors want to make of copyrighted works are allowed under the Act’s fair dealing provisions and vendor and publisher licences signed by the U of M. However, there are limits on fair dealing even for educational purposes.
And here is where the copyright office can help: contact Juliette with your questions, or stop by to see her for clarification. She can even take care of clearing your material for you, including any associated fees.
GET THE FACTS
COPYRIGHT AND FAIR DEALING GUIDELINES
Did you know?
- Fair Dealing guidelines have been recommended for adoption by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) to all member institutions
- The guidelines were adopted by the U of M in December 2010, with an updated announcement in March 2011
- Compliance with these guidelines is mandatory for all university faculty and staff
- The copyright office can determine if permission is required for your teaching material; it can even take care of any associated fees
- You can provide an active URL to an online source as an alternative to printing and seeking copyright for a document or work
- You can stop by the office anytime, in E3-250 EITC, or contact Juliette Nadeau at 474-8644 or via email at email@example.com
You can find out more at the link below.
|For more information, contact:|
Phone: (204) 474-8644