Copyright Introduction<br />Jenn Horwath<br />Marilyn McDermott<br />Cynthia Williamson<br />
What is copyright?<br /><ul><li>Means “the right to copy”
Copyright usually “belongs” to the author or publisher of a work
Copyright holder/owner has control over the use of the work and the exclusive right to reproduce (copy), perform or publis...
#2 – special rules may be negotiated as part of a specific licence or agreement ( Mohawk’s licence with Access Copyright)<...
An entire essay, poem, play, article or short story.
An entire newspaper article or page.
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The Librarians at Mohawk College in Hamilton ON have prepared an introduction to copyright in academia for faculty exploring blended delivery in the Spring Summer 2011 intensive.

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Copyright introduction for blended learning intensive

  1. 1. Copyright Introduction<br />Jenn Horwath<br />Marilyn McDermott<br />Cynthia Williamson<br />
  2. 2. What is copyright?<br /><ul><li>Means “the right to copy”
  3. 3. Copyright usually “belongs” to the author or publisher of a work
  4. 4. Copyright holder/owner has control over the use of the work and the exclusive right to reproduce (copy), perform or publish it or grantpermission to others</li></li></ul><li>Copyright rules<br />Rules around using copyrighted material vary according to the situation:<br /><ul><li>#1- basic rules are detailed in the Copyright Act (still under revision)
  5. 5. #2 – special rules may be negotiated as part of a specific licence or agreement ( Mohawk’s licence with Access Copyright)</li></li></ul><li>Access Copyright - Print<br /><ul><li>Up to 10% of a published work.
  6. 6. An entire essay, poem, play, article or short story.
  7. 7. An entire newspaper article or page.
  8. 8. One chapter provided it is 20% or less of an entire book.
  9. 9. An entire reproduction of an artistic work from a book or entry from a reference work.
  10. 10. Into a digital format for personal use ONLY.</li></li></ul><li>Digital (eLearn) copyright<br /><ul><li>Not covered by Access Copyright licence at Mohawk
  11. 11. Permission often required to copy information from a web site
  12. 12. Permission may be required to link to a web site
  13. 13. Permission is required to transfer information into digital format e.g. print to electronic, video to electronic, etc. </li></li></ul><li>Digital “issues”<br /><ul><li>publicly accessible sites are still covered by copyright
  14. 14. author/copyright owner has sole control over “reproduction, adaptation and telecommunication to the public”
  15. 15. some site owners want control over the page used to access the web site, usually for counting or marketing purposes
  16. 16. some want control over how information from the site is used
  17. 17. “freely available” doesn’t necessarily mean “available for free”</li></li></ul><li>Need more info?<br />Click here for the Library’s copyright page on the CTL website<br />

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