|Title:||An Evidence-Informed Picture of Course-Related Copying|
|Citation:||Rumi Graham,'An Evidence-Informed Picture of Course-Related Copying', College & Research Libraries, Vol 77, No 3 (2016), p.335-358. Available under: https://crl.acrl.org/index.php/crl/article/view/16513.|
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|About the Data|
|Data Description:||The Data has been collected from a survey among the users of the University of Lethbridge learning management system (LSM)in 2012. The users where asked to answere two questions: a) whether the instructor had used the LMS in spring 2012 for any purpose for each course taught, and b) when the LMS had been used, whether consent was granted to the researcher to access the instructor’s spring 2012 LMS course or courses in “auditor” mode.|
|Data Type:||Primary data|
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|Cross Country Study?:||No|
|Government or policy study?:||No|
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Recent changes in Canadian copyright law have prompted Canada’s educational institutions to reexamine their need for a blanket copying license. Users’ rights under the amended Copyright Act now include fair dealing for purposes of education, and the Supreme Court has established that copying short excerpts for classroom use can qualify as fair dealing. This study looks at one university’s examination of copied course materials made available via library reserve, coursepacks and its learning management system (LMS) and likely sources for copyright permissions, when needed. Results suggest that fair dealing is the most important and the institution’s blanket license is the least important basis for permissions clearance over a semester’s worth of copying.
Main Results of the Study
- In some respects, the canadian copyright landscape contains more questions than ever before regarding the interdependent interests and rights of copyright owners and public users.
- Education is now recognized under the Copyright Act as a fair dealing purpose,but there remain considerable differences in how copyright owners and educators understand the scope of fair dealing for educational purposes.
- Fair dealing is the most important and the institution’s blanket license is the least important basis for permissions clearance over a semester’s worth of copying.
Policy Implications as Stated By Author
- Fair Dealing and the applicability to the use within teaching isthe most important means to the lawful use of copyright protected works and needs to be preserved.
- Fair Dealing needs to be clearly defined for the area of teaching to limit legal uncertainty.
Coverage of Study
|Level of aggregation:||Instructors|
|Period of material under study:||Usage of the Universities learn-management-system in 2012.|