(February, 2013): The University has approved Fair Dealing Guidelines. These guidelines, developed by AUCC, applies fair dealing in non-profit universities and provides reasonable safeguards for the owners of copyright-protected works in accordance with the Copyright Act and the Supreme Court of Canada decisions from July 2012.
You can access the Fair Dealing Guidelines here.
Bill C-11, the Copyright Modernization Act, has been enacted with the full force of law. The changes it introduced are some of the widest and most sweeping in decades. The consumer oriented provisions in effect include:
As well, the sections of Bill C-11 that deal with ISP's and the "Notice and Notice" takedown system proposed in the legislation came into effect on January 1, 2015. More information about "Notice and Notice" can be found on Industry Canada's website.
Additional commentary and analysis on Bill C-11 is also provided via Michael Geist's blog.
Information provided throughout this LibGuide is intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken to be legal advice. When in doubt, consult with Copyright Office staff or obtain a separate legal opinion.
For complete information on strategies for retaining copyright in your own work, (including the SPARC author addendum) please see the publisher policies tab of the Dalhousie Libraries' Open Access Subject Guide