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On February 14, 2013, Brock's Board of Trustees Financial Planning, Investment and Human Resources Committee approved a new Fair Dealing Policy. The new policy gives guidance to faculty and staff when copying and sharing copyright materials under the fair dealing exception in the Copyright Act and replaces a previous policy which had become outdated due to developments in case law and changes to legislation.
The policy, which has already been adopted by other universities, colleges and schools across Canada, is expected to provide Brock instructors with much more flexibility and certainty when sharing copies of materials with students. It allows instructors to copy short excerpts of materials, such as one chapter per book, one article per journal issue or up to 10% of a work, and share the excerpts with students through Isaak/Sakai, as a print handout or in coursepacks.
For further information about the Policy, visit our Fair Dealing Website, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Upcoming workshops explaining the policy will be offered by the Library and the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation. Slides from a January workshop are available here.
The new policy reflects changes to the law and recent guidance from the Supreme Court of Canada on the scope of the fair dealing exception. It allows Brock faculty and staff to copy and distribute to students short excerpts of materials for educational purposes and provides guidance as to what is considered a 'short excerpt.' For example, if the policy is adopted, instructors would be free to copy a chapter from a book and post it on Isaak/Sakai.
The policy will complement the existing rights and licenses available to Brock instructors. In many cases, Brock's library e-resources (e-journals, e-books, etc.) have licenses which give Brock instructors even greater rights to copy and share materials, but where there are no applicable licenses, such as for print books or material obtained from other institutions or colleagues, the new fair dealing policy will permit instructors to share short excerpts with students.
The policy was drafted by AUCC's external legal counsel to comply with revised statutory wording as well as case law in this area and has been adopted by universities, colleges, and schools across Canada.
The Group would like to hear the views of Brock faculty and instructors on the proposed new policy. Comments may be provided by email to email@example.com by January 14, 2013. It is anticipated that the new policy will be presented to the Board of Trustees for decision in February 2013.
To help Brock instructors understand and apply these new rights, Brock’s Centre for Pedagogical Innovation and the James A. Gibson Library are offering a December workshop entitled, “Know your NEW copyright rights”. The workshop will be held on December 17th, 1-2pm in TH253. Further details are available at: www.brocku.ca/pedagogical-innovation/workshops
For more information about both workshops, see this news story in Brock News: http://www.brocku.ca/brock-news/?p=19672
UBC provides a useful summary of these news rights and exception here: http://copyright.ubc.ca/copyright-legislation/bill-c-11-the-copyright-modernization-act/. Expect to see further workshops and materials explaining the changes for you this Winter! If you have any questions in the meantime, contact Brock’s Copyright Coordinator / Legal Advisor, Chabriol Colebatch, at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The workshop is on Wednesday, October 24th, 10am - 11am in TH253. For more information, visit www.brocku.ca/pedagogical-innovation/workshops
The workshop will be held on Wednesday, July 18th, 11am – 12pm, in TH253. Repeat workshops will be held on August 8th, 21st and 27th and again on September 27th. For more information, visit www.brocku.ca/pedagogical-innovation/workshops
For further information, please contact the University’s Copyright Coordinator / Legal Advisor, Chabriol Colebatch, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone on x3232. The Library and the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation are planning further tools and information sessions to help you understand the terms and implications of the licence. Details will be posted here as soon as they are available.
UBC provides a useful summary of the new rights and exceptions here: http://copyright.ubc.ca/copyright-legislation/bill-c-11-the-copyright-modernization-act/. Expect to see further workshops and materials explaining the changes for you in the Fall!