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Conference presentation at 2016 ABC Copyright Conference, May 27. Digitizing and sharing materials online makes our cultural heritage more accessible, supporting the dissemination of knowledge and the public good. Navigating related copyright issues, however, can weigh heavily on the...
Canada’s Crown Copyright: Outdated and unnecessary
This article originally appeared in the October 2018 issue of Open Shelf magazine. Open Shelf is the official magazine of the Ontario Library Association, published for members and the larger community as a continuing education service to provide information about trends and issues affecting the...
Despite Government of Canada commitments to Open Government initiatives, Section 12 of the Copyright Act specifies that any work prepared or published by the Canadian government is subject to crown copyright. This means that substantial reproduction of government information beyond fair dealing...
The archival challenges posed by the dynamic and temporal nature of the web has placed web archiving at the forefront of capturing and preserving born digital content essential to a community's collective memory. The University of Alberta captures born digital content from the web including...
Joint presentation by Scott Day (MacEwan University) and Amanda Wakaruk (University of Alberta) at the 2017 NEOS Miniconference. Presentation abstract: A refresher on copyright basics followed by an overview of what library employees should know about the upcoming parliamentary review of...
Could it be a case of the emperor’s new clothes? Crown copyright and Canada’s commitment to open governmentDownload
This conference presentation provided an introduction to Crown copyright in Canada and addressed the advantages and disadvantages of keeping government information out of the public domain. Suggestions for modifying section 12 of the Copyright Act were offered in preparation for the upcoming...
Presentation slides from a talk given at the Alberta OER Summit on May 11, 2017 at the School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta.