Copyright

Proposed changes to the Canadian Copyright Act (Bill-C11) were introduced in September, 2011 and given Royal Assent on June 29, 2012.  Details, including the text of the legislation, are available from the Parliament of Canada Website . The following resources provide some context for the concerns raised with the legislation.

Also note that the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled on five cases regarding copyright. Meera Nair provides some good analysis here: http://fairduty.wordpress.com/2012/07/20/thank-you-madame-abella/

For faculty members and for universities generally, the central issues continue to be ‘Fair Dealing’ exclusions for Education and Digital Rights Management (DRM) / Technical Prevention Measures (TPM).

The following provide further information on matters of copyright.

Finally, the following two blogs, Michael Geist and Fair Duty, provide overviews of the relevant issues as well as current information and notes on copyright in the news.

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