Access Copyright Model License

Please review details on how this copyright license agreement affects students and faculty by reading the information provided by the TRU Intellectual Property Office.

Backgrounder

As of June 30th, 2012, TRU became a signatory of the Model License negotiated between the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) and Access Copyright.

Access Copyright licenses allows access to copyright protected materials and in turn collects revenue from the university and distributes royalties to Canadian creators and publishers.

This is a 3-year agreement.  However, whether TRU continues under the Access License after 2015 or looks for other means to review copyright, it is important that all TRU faculty, staff, and instructors identify and keep accurate accounts and records of all third-party material used in each TRU course they instruct.  Keeping accurate records helps to ensure TRU maintains a high level of academic rigor and copyright compliance.

What does Access Copyright Model License allow?

The license allows students and staff to:

  • make a Copy of up to ten per cent (10%) of a Repertoire Work;
  • make a Copy of up to twenty per cent (20%) of a Repertoire Work as part of a Course Collection;
  • make a Copy of a Repertoire Work that is:
      a) an entire newspaper or periodical article,
      b) an entire page of a newspaper or periodical,
      c) a single short story, play, poem, essay or article from a Published Work that contains other Published Works,
      d) an entire entry from an encyclopaedia, annotated bibliography, dictionary or similar reference work,
      e) an entire reproduction of an artistic work (including any drawing, painting, print, photograph or other reproduction of a work of sculpture, architectural work or work of artistic craftsmanship) from a Published Work that contains other Published Works, or
      f) one chapter, provided it is no more than twenty per cent (20%) of a book.
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