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ERIC Number: EJ1100608
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0870
An Evidence-Informed Picture of Course-Related Copying
Graham, Rumi
College & Research Libraries, v77 n3 p335-358 May 2016
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. Contains notes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada
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