Category Archives: Copyright

Lawsuits and loggerheads: Recent developments in Canadian copyright

The past few months have been incredibly interesting for Canadian copyright –especially for the intellectual property nerds/enthusiasts among us. In June 2019, the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology (INDU) released its report for the statutory review of the … Continue reading

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Copyright start-of-semester reminder

September has officially arrived and with it a new school year. A friendly reminder that members of the Langara community are required to adhere to the Canadian Copyright Act and the College’s copyright policies. Fair dealing and educational exceptions in the Act … Continue reading

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Update on Canadian Copyright Act review

In February’s Academic Innovation Newsletter, you read about the launch of the federally mandated Statutory Review of the Copyright Act, led by the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology. During the yearlong review, the Committee is hearing from multiple … Continue reading

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Fair Dealing Week 2018

February 26-March 2 marks Fair Dealing Week 2018, but what is fair dealing and how does it benefit you? Fair dealing is a section of the Canadian Copyright Act, which outlines a user’s right to use short excerpts of copyright … Continue reading

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Copyright Act Under Review

In 2012, the Copyright Modernization Act mandated a review of the Canadian Copyright Act take place every five years, to ensure Canada’s copyright policy remains up to date in an ever changing digital environment. On December 13, 2017 the government … Continue reading

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The Promises, Pitfalls, and Potential of Open Education: Robin DeRosa visits Langara on March 21

  According to a recent study, the price of college textbooks increased by an astounding 88% between 2006 and 2016. It’s no wonder that open educational resources (OER)—resources that can be freely used, shared, and adapted for teaching and learning—are … Continue reading

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Lecture Slides for Sale

The web has made it easier than ever before to share content. For some of us, this is both a blessing and a curse. In recent years, post-secondary copyright offices have seen a surge in inquiries from instructors who are … Continue reading

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Do you copy right? A start-of-the-semester copyright reminder

A friendly reminder at the start of a new semester that members of the Langara community are required to adhere to the Canadian Copyright Act and the College’s copyright policies. Fair dealing and educational exceptions in the Act afford students … Continue reading

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Five reasons to share links with your students

Learning management systems (LMS) such as D2L aren’t just for distance learners anymore. While online and mixed-mode instructors do indeed use D2L to share lessons, a growing number of face-to-face instructors are also choosing to share materials (lecture slides, course … Continue reading

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