Anne Frank Foundation attempts to keep the Diary out of the public domain

  11/13/15 14:34 , Categories: Access Copyright

New fall copyright drop-in workshops

  08/04/15 15:27 , Categories: FAQ's, Teaching

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

Wondering what the copyright guidelines are around making course materials available for students? Come for one of our copyright workshops and have all your questions answered.

Please contact copyright@uvic.ca for more information.

"Happy Birthday" Song may be lying about its age...

  07/29/15 09:34 , Categories: Access Copyright

Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/happy-birthday-song-copyright-invalid-filmmakers-allege-1.3172074

A California production company is challenging Warner Music's famous copyright claim to the "Happy Birthday" song. The latest discoveries suggest that the song may have been in the public domain already. The court battle continues, and Warner has a lot to lose with this one very popular song.

Supreme Court Decisions dating back to 1876 being made available digitally

  04/22/15 11:48 , Categories: Access Copyright

Link: http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/digital-scribes-unlock-all-supreme-court-decisions-dating-back-to-1876-for-easily-accessible-online-viewing

The Supreme Court and Lexum have now extended their database of Supreme Court decisions back to 1876. This makes for greater access for historical legal research.

(Via National Post)

Government of Canada proposes copyright protection for sound recordings be extended to 70 years

  04/22/15 11:35 , Categories: Access Copyright

Link: http://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/canada-to-extend-artist-copyright-to-70-years/

As part of the 2015 budget proposal - the Government of Canada is proposing that artists/publishers retain copyright in recorded music for 70 years. This would extend copyright past the current 50 years. (via Music Business World)

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