Where can I get more information on copyright?

The Federal Court of Canada issued its decision in the litigation between Access Copyright and York University. The text of the decision is available online. UNB along with most institutions across the country are currently reviewing this decision to determine what impact it might have on our established Copyright policies and procedures.

Guides and Copyright Agreements

UNB's Office of Research Services
(http://www.unb.ca/research/ors/indgovtserv/techtransfer.php)
This is ORS's Technology and Knowledge Transfer page, which includes intellectual property links for researchers.

Intellectual Property Article 38; UNB-AUNBT Collective Agreement
(http://www.unb.ca/hr/_resources/pdf/ftaunbtca2013-16.pdf)
Article 38 of the current faculty collective agreement discusses the ownership of faculty members' intellectual property and copyright.

A Guide to Copyrights
(http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/sc_mrksv/cipo/cp/copy_gd_main-e.html)
A plain introduction to copyright, including information on the registration of copyright, written by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, the federal agency responsible for administering copyrights.

Canadian Copyright Act
(http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-42/index.html)
A searchable online copy of the full Act from the Department of Justice.


Canadian Governmental Agencies

Canadian Heritage - Copyright Policy Branch
(http://www.canadianheritage.gc.ca/progs/ac-ca/progs/pda-cpb/index_e.cfm)
The Department of Heritage is responsible for formulating and implementing Canadian copyright policy and has been consulting various stakeholders on the copyright reform process.

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
(http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/icgc.nsf/eng/h_07066.html)
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, the other federal department involved with copyright issues, has an extensive site on copyright issues. It includes the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (http://strategis.gc.ca/sc_mrksv/cipo/welcome/welcom-e.html), which administers copyrights.


User Associations

CLA—Canadian Library Association
(http://cla.ca/resources/copyright-information/)
This extensive site links to Canadian legislation and international treaties and agreements, various rights holders' collectives and societies, and readings on copyright law.

CARL—Canadian Association of Research Libraries
(http://www.carl-abrc.ca/influencing-policy/copyright-2/key-copyright-concepts-librarians-academics-students-researchers/)
CARL's key copyright concepts for librarians, academics, and students.

CAUT—Canadian Association of University Teachers
(https://www.caut.ca/issues-and-campaigns/intellectual-property)
CAUT's latest news and resources on intellectual property.


Contact

copyright@unb.ca