ERIC Number: ED363350
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep-1
Reference Count: N/A
Copyright in Alberta Schools. Information about the Print License with CANCOPY.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Issues connected with copyright and the copying of published print materials are discussed in question and answer form for teachers in Alberta (Canada) schools. Twenty-five questions are answered. The Copyright Act gives the copyright owner, usually the author or publisher, the sole right to copy or permit someone to copy his or her work. It also provides for the creation of licensing bodies, such as the Canadian Reprography Collective (CANCOPY), to represent authors and publishers and license the copying of copyrighted materials. The license with CANCOPY allows a teacher to copy most of the print material needed for classes. CANCOPY uses the fees paid for licenses to reimburse authors and publishers for copying of their material. Materials in the public domain and those for which the copyright holder has granted copying permission to teachers do not require licensing. Conditions under which a license is necessary are reviewed, along with limitations on copying under CANCOPY provisions. (SLD)
Descriptors: Copyrights, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Fair Use (Copyrights), Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Publications, Reprography, Teacher Responsibility
Legislative Services Branch, Alberta Education, 11160 Avenue Jasper, Edmonton, Alberta, T5K 0L2, Canada (in French).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada