This blog opens the conversation for TRU Williams Lake Campus faculty to explore what copyright is, TRU’s requirements regarding copyright, understanding the fair dealing exception, and ensuring that faculty is both compliant with, and benefitting from, copyright law in Canada.
The foundation upon which this conversation is built rests with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office‘s definition of copyright and is aligned with the position taken by TRU’s Intellectual Property Office:
What is copyright?
In the simplest terms, “copyright” means “the right to copy.” In general, copyright means the sole right to produce or reproduce a work or a substantial part of it in any form. It includes the right to perform the work or any substantial part of it or, in the case of a lecture, to deliver it. If the work is unpublished, it includes the right to publish the work or any substantial part of it.
Copyright means the sole right to produce or reproduce a work or a substantial part of it in any form.
Canada. Canadian Intellectual Property Office. A Guide to Copyright. Aug. 2013. Government of Canada. Web. 6 Nov. 2013
Thompson Rivers University. Intellectual Property Office. Copyright Basics. Thompson Rivers University. Web. 6 Nov. 2013