An evidence-informed picture of course-related copyright
Graham, Rumi Y.
Association of College & Research Libraries
Recent changes in Canadian copyright law have prompted Canada’s educational institutions to reexamine their need for a blanket copying license. Users’ rights under the amended Copyright Act now include fair dealing for purposes of education, and the Supreme Court has established that copying short excerpts for classroom use can qualify as fair dealing. This study looks at one university’s examination of copied course materials made available via library reserve, coursepacks and its learning management system, and likely sources for copyright permissions, when needed. Results suggest that fair dealing is the most important and the institution’s blanket license is the least important basis for permissions clearance over a semester’s worth of copying.
Open access journal; published under a CC-BY-NC License
Fair dealing , Copyright law , Copyright permissions , Educational institutions , Blanket license
Graham, R. (2016). An evidence-informed picture of course-related copying. College & Research LIbraries, 77(3), 335-358. Retrieved from http://crl.acrl.org/content/77/3/335.abstract