Post Tagged with: "education"

Cancopy Law

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to speak "virtually" on copyright and education for the University of Manitoba's Copyright/Copyleft Symposium. The talk is available in MP3 format or with powerpoint and voice via the impressive Elluminate.

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September 27, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

30 Days of DRM – Day 23: Education Institutions (Circumvention Rights)

Much like the Libraries, Archives, and Museums provisions discussed yesterday, Canadian educational institutions also benefit from some specific exceptions under the Copyright Act.  These include:

  • Section 29.4(1), which permits copying a work to project in a classroom for education or training purposes
  • Section 29.4(2), which permits reproduction or telecommunications of works as required for examination purposes
  • Section 29.6, which permits educational institutions and their educators to make a copy of a news program to be shown to a class, while 29.7 covers any other program communicated to the public by telecommunication for a class presentation.  These provisions are subject to several requirements including royalty payments and stringent record keeping.

All of these provisions face the prospect of being curtailed by DRM as the technology can be used to limit basic copying, reproduction, and copying of television broadcasts.  Once anti-circumvention legislation is added to the mix, merely attempting to exercise those rights could constitute an infringement.

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September 10, 2006 Comments are Disabled News

Internet Tariffs for Schools Spreads to Australia

It appears that Canada's Access Copyright is not alone in seeking new license fees from schools for use of the Internet.  AC's Australian counterpart, the Copyright Agency, is seeking compensation for teachers instructing students to browse the Internet.  While it may sound like it, this story does not come from […]

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February 28, 2006 Comments are Disabled News

Election Questions

While Sam Bulte provides some election answers, the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada has posed a series of new questions to the political parties.  I must admit that I find the questions incredibly disappointing.  The AUCC chose to ask essentially the same question in nine different ways.  That […]

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December 16, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

Not a Feature

The Canadian Press covers yesterday' s CMEC conference on Bill C-60 and education.  The article includes comments from an Industry Canada official who provides assurance that "very little should change for schools under Bill C-60."  I agree.  Unfortunately, the fact that the bill does little for education and increasing access […]

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September 17, 2005 1 comment News