Profs ditch course material over copyright confusion - CTV News

Connotea Imports 2012-07-31


"Nearly three dozen [Canadian] colleges and universities are pulling out of the body [Access Copyright] that collects money on behalf of authors and publishers, forcing a sudden copyright crash course on campus....Now it's up to many universities and colleges to figure out what can or cannot be copied, and how to get permission from licence holders. It means understanding the complex Copyright Act, and what protections exist for study and review -- areas that seem like they require a separate degree just to sort out. Libraries and copyright officers have been swamped with work this fall, trying to clear the course materials assigned for classrooms. Universities are encouraging faculty to seek out "open access" texts that are free for everyone to use...."


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Open Access Tracking Project (OATP) ยป Connotea Imports

Tags: oa.copyright oa.oer oa.textbooks oa.canada oa.books



Date tagged:

07/31/2012, 12:42

Date published:

09/16/2011, 09:48