Some readings on Copyright
I am giving a lecture on copyright this afternoon and here is the list of preparatory material I submitted to the class:
- Canadian Intellectual Property Office page on Copyright: http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cipointernet-internetopic.nsf/eng/h_wr00003.html
- The “CCH” case on fair dealing: CCH Canadian Ltd. v. Law Society of Upper Canada,  1 SCR 339, 2004 SCC 13 (CanLII), <http://canlii.ca/t/1glp0> retrieved on 2016-03-10
- The Copyright Pentalogy book edited by Michael Geist: http://www.press.uottawa.ca/the-copyright-pentalogy (notice the link to the free PDF download)
- Foire aux questions sur le droit d’auteur en milieu scolaire from APSDS, the association of Québec school librarians : http://apsds.org/wp-content/uploads/Foire-aux-questions-sur-le-droit-dauteur.pdf
The context of the lecture is the “Knowledge Management” graduate course in Education. Although this is in the EdTech program, a sizable proportion of students are in traditional teaching roles but may want exposure to other contexts. I also understood that the students will be called upon to either manage copyrighted content for others or be the creators of copyrighted content (as freelancers).
The lecture will be divided in three sections:
- Introduction to copyright (Canadian copyright, reserved rights, moral rights, exceptions…)
- Managing copyrighted content (CMS, importance of policies & contracts, permission vs. exceptions, open licensing…)
- Copyright & the freelancer (rights & responsibilities, work-for-hire & contracts, going to court…)
As always, I will be using my “what’s up with copyright?” slides.
This content has been updated on March 14, 2016 at 1:52 pm.