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Copyright Modernization Act

Copyright Modernization Act (Bill C-11) Receives Royal Assent:

Canada's Copyright Modernization Act (Bill-C-11) completed the legislative process on June 29, 2012. The new law is expected to come into force during fall 2012, bringing expanded fair dealing rights to education. UBC has compiled a helpful, brief overview of the changes you can expect.

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC37) has reached five key decisions regarding the balance between fair dealing and the rights of copyright holders, with significant implications for education. Because of SCC37, the new Copyright Modernization Act (Bill C-11) and through discussions with our colleagues at other institutions, the Association of Canadian Community Colleges and Colleges Ontario Sault College made the decision under advisement to sever ties with Access Copyright.  We are now following the educational exceptions within Bill C-11, the decisions of the Supreme Court and a landmark decision in libraries that set a precedent for this (on fair dealing), CCH Society of Upper Canada.  For more information it would be useful to read this post from Michael Geist from University of Ottawa for a concise overview of these decisions. 

August 31, 2012: Sault College has opted out the Access Copyright Interim Tariff and the Model Licence. The College will instead be operating under the expanded Fair Dealing exceptions for education within the Copyright Act.

Stay tuned for upcoming workshops and news from Sault College Copyright/Library staff.

If you want to know more information on this please contact Jason Bird below:

Jason Bird, MLIS
Manager, Library Services
Sault College
705-759-2554 ext. 2402

Ron Doyle Library
Sault College
443 Northern Avenue
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
P6B 4J3
(705) 759-2554 ext. 2711

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