University of Alberta - Copyright Information, Resources, and Guidelines

 
News and Updates
"Copyright in the Classroom" - New resources for Instructors - effective September 26, 2016

Below are two new "Copyright in the Classroom" information resources for Instructors.

Copyright in the Classroom - Presentation - Fall 2016
Copyright in the Classroom - Handout - Fall 2016

"Copyright back in spotlight..." - University Affairs article - effective September 22, 2016

University Affairs has posted an article about current issues in copyright that could impact Canadian universities. A link to the article is included below.

"Copyright back in the spotlight with several impending decisions" - University Affairs (21 September 2016)

Updated Copyright Resources for Graduate Students - effective September 19, 2016

In anticipation of the upcoming thesis deadline for Fall 2016 (September 30), below are two updated copyright information resources that are focused on graduate students.

Copyright Issues at the University of Alberta: Preparing Your Graduate Thesis (September 2016)
Copyright and How it Applies to Graduate Students (Fall 2016)

Notice and Notice Regime - CBC News Story - effective September 16, 2016

A news item was recently posted on the CBC News website entitled "University of Manitoba students receive extortion letters over illegal downloads". A link to this article is included below. This article relates to the "Notice and Notice" regime that was put in place in Canada in 2015 and how that regime can impact students at Canadian universities. Links to some additional information resources relevant to this topic are also included below.

"University of Manitoba students receive extortion letters over illegal downloads" (CBC News)
Notice and Notice FAQs (University of Manitoba)
Notice and Notice Regime (Government of Canada)
Notice and Notice Regime (University of Alberta)

Canadian Association of Research Libraries - Statement on Fair Dealing - effective September 6, 2016

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) released a statement today on the use and impact of fair dealing in the context of post-secondary education. Included below are links to their press release and to the full text of the statement.

CARL Press Release
CARL Statement on Fair Dealing 2016

Week of Welcome - September 2016 - effective September 1, 2016

The Copyright Office has a booth at the Week of Welcome this year. Stop by just to say hello, or spin the wheel to test your knowledge on Canadian copyright law!

Appointment of Copyright Permissions Assistant - effective August 1, 2016

The Copyright Office is pleased to announce the appointment of Kimberley Kemmer to the position of Copyright Permissions Assistant.

Kimberley joins the Copyright Office in this new position after a year-long placement in the office as temporary staff. Kimberley brings her knowledge of the publishing world to the Copyright Office, having focused her studies in Publishing and Editing, and having worked in advertising, magazine, and newspaper publication. She completed her bachelor of arts at Vancouver Island University in 2015.

Copyright Review of Course Materials - Fall 2016 - effective June 16, 2016

Course Instructors are reminded to submit their Fall 2016 Course Materials for copyright review as soon as possible. Please note that the process has NOT changed from recent terms, however, given that there may be more materials that now require separate licences or permissions, please provide as much lead time as possible when submitting your Copyright Review Form. Additional details are available on this website.

Copyright Review FAQs
University of Alberta Fair Dealing Guidelines
Copyright Review Form
Copying and Distributing Course Materials

Festival of Teaching - 06 May 2016 - effective May 6, 2016

Copyright Librarian Amanda Wakaruk gave a presentation entitled "Copyright and instructional materials: When do you need to seek permission?" at the University of Alberta's Festival of Teaching on May 6, 2016. A link to the presentation is included below.

Presentation: "Copyright and instructional materials: When do you need to seek permission?"

World Intellectual Property Day - 26 April 2016 - effective April 26, 2016

Every April 26 there is a celebration of World Intellectual Property Day to encourage learning about the role that intellectual property rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity. Additional information is available on the WIPO website.

World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) website

Copyright Review of Course Materials - Spring/Summer 2016 - effective March 16, 2016

Course Instructors are reminded to submit their Spring/Summer 2016 Course Materials for copyright review as soon as possible. Please note that the process has NOT changed from recent terms, however, given that there may be more materials that now require separate licenses or permissions, please provide as much lead time as possible when submitting your Copyright Review Forms. Additional details are available on this website.

Copyright Review FAQs
University of Alberta Fair Dealing Guidelines
Copyright Review Form
Copying and Distributing Course Materials

Open Education Week 2016 (March 7-11) - effective March 7, 2016

Open Education Week's goal is to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now.

Open Education Week website
Alberta Open Educational Resources
U of A Libraries - Celebrate Open Education Week
U of A Open Education Week Schedule
OER Tutorial - Copyright Considerations: An Introduction
OER Tutorial - Copyright Considerations in Practice

Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2016 (February 22-26) - effective February 22, 2016

Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week is an annual celebration of the important doctrines of fair use and fair dealing. It is designed to highlight and promote the opportunities presented by fair use and fair dealing, celebrate successful stories, and explain these doctrines.

Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week website
Local Event (February 25)
U of A Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week Video

3D Printing at Cameron Library - effective February 22, 2016

Cameron Library is now providing 3D printing services as part of a pilot project with the Faculty of Science, in collaboration with the Physics Department's Science Hardware Hackerspace: The Shack. UAlberta faculty, students and staff are eligible to use the 3D printers for academic purposes, and it is free of charge. To learn more about this exciting new service including guidelines, submission forms and frequently asked questions, check out the 3D printing page (see below). Questions about the new service can be sent to cameron3D@ualberta.ca .

Cameron Library 3D Printing Page

Copyright Issues at the University of Alberta: Preparing Your Graduate Thesis - effective February 22, 2016

A new draft guide on copyright issues in the preparation of a graduate thesis is now available to the U of A community. A final version will be openly available shortly. Please send any comments or questions about this guide to Amanda Wakaruk, Copyright Librarian (amanda.wakaruk@ualberta.ca).

Copyright Issues: Preparing Your Graduate Thesis (DRAFT)

Copyright Review of Course Materials - Winter 2016 - effective October 16, 2015

Course Instructors are reminded to submit their Winter 2016 Course Materials for copyright review as soon as possible. Please note that the process has NOT changed from recent terms, however, given that there may be more materials that now require separate licenses or permissions, please provide as much lead time as possible when submitting your Copyright Review Forms (we recommend 6-8 weeks). Additional details are available on this website.

Copyright Review FAQs
University of Alberta Fair Dealing Guidelines
Copyright Review Form
Copying and Distributing Course Materials

The University of Alberta and Access Copyright - effective September 30, 2015

The University of Alberta announced today that it will not be extending its current licence agreement with Access Copyright. This agreement will expire on December 31, 2015.

Communication to U of A Community
Letter to Access Copyright
U of A - Access Copyright FAQs

Appointment of Copyright Librarian
- effective August 1, 2015

The Copyright Office is pleased to announce the appointment of Amanda Wakaruk to the position of Copyright Librarian, Learning Services.

Amanda holds a Masters in Library and Information Studies from the University of Alberta and Master of Environmental Studies from York University. She has been the Government Information Librarian with the University of Alberta Libraries since 2009, most recently acting as Digital Repository Services Librarian. Amanda has recognized expertise in legislative process and policy research and a broad base of interdisciplinary knowledge and interest in scholarly communication and digital preservation, as well as copyright and intellectual property. She brings to her new role specialized outreach and instruction services to researchers and students and knowledge of communities across the university campus. Her work with collaborative networks for digital preservation both locally and nationally is well known.


Appointment of Director, Copyright Office
- effective April 13, 2015

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Adrian Sheppard as Learning Services' new Director, Copyright Office.

Adrian joins the University of Alberta from his position as Director, Operations for the Graphics, Animation and New Media ("GRAND") Network of Centres of Excellence. His earlier experience as a research contracts officer with the Office of Research Services at Simon Fraser University has also prepared him well for the broad range of copyright issues arising from contemporary research, teaching, and learning practice. Adrian holds degrees from the Universities of Calgary and Victoria, including a Bachelor of Laws
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Tips, How-Tos & More

What is included under the various categories of copyright-protected works?

The categories of copyright-protected works include: "literary", "artistic", "dramatic" or "musical". Since the meaning of these categories may not always coincide with the term's ordinary meaning, the following definitions from the Copyright Act will provide clarity.

A literary work includes tables, computer programs, and compilations of literary works. An artistic work includes paintings, drawings, maps, charts, plans, photographs, engravings, sculptures, works of artistic craftsmanship, architectural works, and compilations of artistic works. A dramatic work includes any piece for recitation, choreographic work or mime, the scenic arrangement or acting form which is fixed in writing or otherwise, any cinematographic work, and any compilation of dramatic works. Finally, a musical work means any work of music or musical composition, with or without words, and includes any compilation thereof.

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