The National Graduate Caucus has issued a release focusing on the need to preserve fair dealing.
Graduate Students on Copyright Reform
September 20, 2008
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IP of theses
I think graduate students should be concerned about Theses Canada that asks them to sign a license that includes the following language when they deposit a copy of their theses (as most universities require them to):
[I] hereby grant a non-exclusive, for the full term of copyright protection, royalty free license to Library and Archives Canada:
(a) to reproduce, publish, archive, preserve, conserve, communicate to the public by telecommunication or on the Internet, loan, distribute and sell my thesis (the title of which is set forth above) worldwide, for commercial or non-commercial purposes, in microform, paper, electronic and/or any other formats;
(b) to authorize, sub-license, sub-contract or procure any of the acts mentioned in paragraph (a).
(See [ link ] – the License is a link at the end)
Would we faculty sign such licenses, even if non-exclusive? Are graduate students not concerned about this?