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Copyright What about it?
Who owns copyright? Copyright means the right to copy Canadian copyright law allows for only the owner or creator of the work to produce or reproduce or to permit anyone else to do so. This includes writer, musician, artist. Students own copyright in ‘works’ they create
Educational Licenses Music – Socan Recording television and radio programs – ERCC Books, magazines, newspapers and other publication – Access Copyright Video or audio programs – VEC and ACF
The Golden Rule - Internet The Copyright Act does not cover Internet content at this time. Therefore, permission must be obtained to do anything other than ‘view’ Internet content unless the web page indicates otherwise, for the purposes you intend. eg. Youtube.com
Student Work Students automatically own copyright in the literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, sound recordings and performances they create or develop. Eg. Poster, essay contests, publishing in year book
Copyright Restrictions Printed materials contain a variety of notices indicating whether or to what extent reproduction of the material can be done. You will begin to see a label “Copying of this material is prohibited” when there are restrictions on the use of resources. Eg. Consummable books
Reproducible Resources Sometimes reproducible resources are sold with reproduction rights. A label will be placed on the front of the book indicating that there are some pages that can be reproduced.
Changing formats Scanning of a published work solely for the purposes of making paper copies, or for the purposes of presentations by overhead, slide or LCD presentations is allowed. Software to scan print to speech can be used for students with a perceptual disability.
Using material from the Internet Presently, permission must be obtained to do anything other than ‘view’ Internet content unless the web page indicates otherwise, for the purposes intended. Anyone may, without charge or request for permission, reproduce documents of the Government of Canada provided that the contents do not change and the reproduction is not presented as an official version.
Using Internet Materials Not all provincial documents are free to use without written permission. Municipal government materials must be cleared through the particular municipal department responsible for the administration of copyright.
FAQ’s If the author of a book is dead can the book be copied? Are all contents of web sites free to copy? Can I legally download a song from the Internet and use it for classroom purposes? Can I legally show videos that I have purchased or rented from a video store?
FAQ’s Can I photocopy pages from a book?
Coles’ Notes Version of Copyright And What is really means to Educators The Golden Rule If permission is not given whether it is on a written resource and/or Internet web site, then do not print it or photocopy. YOU CAN COPY: Anything with the permission of the copyright owner (eg. Author, artist, musician). Anything that already comes with permission to copy (eg. Blackline masters, other reproducibles). Works published during the copyright owner’s lifetime but only if the copyright owner died more than 50 years ago. You may make hard print copies for school or educational purposes of excerpts of up to 10% of books, journals, magazines and newspapers.
Coles’ Notes Version of Copyright And What is really means to Educators However the 10% limit may be exceeded if required to copy: An entire chapter that is considered to be 20% or less of a book An entire article or page from a newspaper, magazine or journal An entire short story, play, essay or poem An entire entry from a reference work (eg. Encyclopedia) An entire reproduction an artistic work from a publication (eg. Review, synopsis) BUT YOU MUST: Give credit to the author by sourcing his/her name on at least one of the pages Limit the number of copies made to one per student, two for the teacher, etc.
Coles’ Notes Version of Copyright And What is really means to Educators YOU CANNOT COPY: Consumables, activity books, commercially produced tests (materials designed for one time use) Teacher guides or instruction manuals Make course packs from a variety of sources Anything that contains a notice prohibiting reproduction Sheet music