Upcoming spring copyright workshops are now open for registration!

Permalink 02/12/15 12:50 , Categories: Access Copyright

Link: http://www.uvic.ca/copyright/workshops/schedule/index.php

Planning an upcoming course? This session will provide participants with practical solutions for delivering course materials in class and online while adhering to legal obligations. Please visit the UVic Copyright website to register.

Public domain / retro poster images from the Library of Congress

Permalink 01/23/15 14:33 , Categories: Access Copyright

Link: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/

Looking for copyright-friendly images for your next project? Check out the Library of Congress' Prints and Photographs Online Catalognue. Full of fun and kitschy posters, many in the public domain.

Notice and Notice policy

Permalink 01/05/15 11:43 , Categories: News, Litigation, Legislation

The "notice-and- notice policy for ISPs goes went into effect on January 2, 2015. Canadian internet providers will be required to forward copyright infringement notices to their subscribers. Providers who do not comply face up to $10,000 in damages.The law caps damages, for internet users, at $5,000 on non-commercial infringements.


See Michael Geist blog of a discussion on this issue: http://www.michaelgeist.ca/2014/12/notice-difference-new-canadian-internet-copyright-rules-isps-set-launch/

Copibec launching class action lawsuit against Laval for alleged copyright infringement

Permalink 11/12/14 15:42 , Categories: Access Copyright

Copyright in Knitting and Crocheting

Permalink 10/09/14 11:37 , Categories: Access Copyright

Link: https://www.plagiarismtoday.com/2014/10/08/copyright-in-knitting-and-crocheting/

This article, found via @Copyright_Agent on Twitter, discusses some interesting issues around copyright and crafting. The world of crafting understandably involves a lot of derivation and artistic inspiration, based on another crafter's work, which is where questions of copyright can arise. Within the limitations of any media, there will be natural similarities between a product with artistic variations, such as a knitted toque. This article, while based in American law, provides some clarity for how to apprach this issue locally. As well, the rise of internet-based craft retail sites like Etsy has changed the scope and financial implications of intellectual property issues in craft.

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