Tag Archives: Education
As part of the Technology in Education Symposium (TIES) to be held on Friday March 8th at Althouse College at the University of Western Ontario, I will be chairing a panel on the Legal and Policy Aspects of Emerging Instructional Technologies. It will be held from 2:15-3:15 in room 1262 Althouse College. The panel will include: […]
Objections to the Proposed Access Copyright Post-Secondary Tariff and its Progeny Licenses: A Working Paper
I have just completed an extensive research report entitled “Access Copyright Post-Secondary Tariff and its Progeny Licenses: A Working Paper.” My co-authors (Scott Armstrong and Brent Harasym) and I have decided to post the paper for open distribution on the Scholarship@Western website (UWO’s open access institutional repository). It is posted in the FIMS Library and […]
One of the important results from the recent SCC copyright decisions is the additional guidance and clarity provided on the application of fair dealing. Two of the five decisions directly treated different aspects of fair dealing. Overall, the court has reaffirmed the strong policy language from its unanimous 2004 decision in CCH v Law Society […]
Here is a (partial) compilation of statements from institutions who have announced they are not signing on to the AUCC/ACCC-Access Copyright Model license: Simon Fraser University: <pending> University of Calgary: http://library.ucalgary.ca/copyright Niagara College: http://nclibraries.niagaracollege.ca/copyright Seneca College: http://seneca.libguides.com/copyright Humber College: http://www.humber.ca/news/copyright-update Royal Roads University: http://www.royalroads.ca/news-releases/royal-roads-opts-out-access-copyright-agreement University of Saskatchewan: http://www.usask.ca/copyright/news/model-license-decision.php” University of Northern British Columbia: https://library.unbc.ca/files/2012/06/June-29-announcement.pdf University of […]
One of the recurring issues that seems to keep coming up is the extent to which the AUCC-Access Copyright Model License satisfactorily addresses the concerns raised with the proposed tariff with respect to monitoring, surveying, privacy and more generally the effect of these clauses on academic freedom. As we are getting closer to the end […]
The University of Alberta has issued a statement indicating its intention to sign the AUCC-Access Copyright Model license. This announcement represents a turn-around from the university’s earlier position, taken in 2011, when it announced it was opting out of the interim tariff that Access Copyright had obtained from the Copyright Board. In retreating from its […]
California Senate Bills 1052 and 1053 would create the California Open Source Digital Library to house open source materials while providing a web-based way for students, faculty, and staff to easily find, adopt, utilize and/or modify course materials for little or no cost.
In a letter dated April 17th, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association has asked the President of the University of Western Ontario to reconsider a decision to ban two community activists from the Western campus on account of their participation in a demonstration last February. The letter stated that:
The Canadian Association of University Teachers has released a detailed analysis about the federal budget. CAUT has quite a different take on this from Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) <http://www.aucc.ca/media-room/news-and-commentary/universities-give-high-marks-to-smart-investments-in-research-and-innovation> and the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) <http://carl-abrc.ca/uploads/pdfs/20120322_PR_Budget2012_final.pdf>.
(first posted at http://samtrosow.ca/content/view/112/1/ on January 31, 21012. In a surprise move, two of Canada’s major research universities have entered into a voluntary licensing agreement with Access Copyright. The agreement was announced Monday evening by Access Copyright, the University of Toronto and the University of Western Ontario (my employer). Agreeing to set the annual fee […]