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ERIC Number: ED542959
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
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CAUT Guidelines for the Use of Copyrighted Material
Canadian Association of University Teachers
Copyright protects the users, creators and owners of expressive works such as paintings, literature, video and music. It does this by setting the rules governing the reproduction of such works. One of these rules is that in certain circumstances it is lawful to reproduce works (or parts of works) without permission or payment. The purpose of this particular rule is to encourage learning and creativity by ensuring that works can be examined, exchanged, discussed and built upon. The legal foundation to reproduce works without permission or payment consists of: (1) A series of miscellaneous rights and freedoms allowing copying; (2) Fair dealing; (3) The rights of the perceptually disabled; and (4) Specific "Copyright Act" exceptions. This paper offers guidelines on: (1) General rights and freedoms; (2) Fair dealing; (3) Reproduction of works for persons with perceptual disabilities; and (4) Exceptions.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)
Identifiers - Location: Canada