Starting December 16, 2020, a pop-up copyright notice titled "Keep Copyright in Mind" will be placed in LEARN. The notice is intended to increase awareness about copyright responsibilities when teaching and to provide links to the help available within the University.
Text of the copyright pop-up notice placed in LEARN
Keep Copyright in Mind
Instructors and the University have a shared responsibility to ensure that copyright is respected when making use of materials in teaching.
You may upload content to LEARN if the material falls into one of the following categories:
- You own the copyright in the material (e.g., your course notes);
- The material was copied under a Copyright Act exception, such as the Fair Dealing or Educational Institutions exceptions;
- The material is subject to a Library licence that allows use in LEARN;
- The material is in the public domain (copyright protection usually expires 50 years after the death of the creator);
- The material has an open licence, such as a Creative Commons licence;
- The material is a very small amount, such as a quote; or
- You have received permission from the copyright holder for such use.
In all cases the content must be legal/legitimate copies.
If you have questions about whether your material meets one of these requirements, please consult the Copyright Guide for Instructors or contact email@example.com. If you would like to gain a better understanding of copyright check out the Canadian Association of Research Libraries’ free, online Copyright modules designed for university instructors and staff.
By clicking the close button below, you acknowledge that you have read the copyright notice.
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Frequently Asked Questions about the Copyright Notice
Why is this notice in LEARN?
As noted in the Provost's July 27 memo, Update on copyright and fair dealing at the Federal Court of Appeal, the University continues to "focus on Copyright and Fair Dealing awareness and education to support broad uptake of compliance by instructors, students, and the overall University community." As LEARN is one of the main places where instructors upload third-party copyright protected content it was a clear choice for improving awareness and education around copyright responsibilities when teaching.
How often will the copyright notice appear?
The notice will appear once per term, approximately two weeks ahead of the next term. The notice will continue to appear in LEARN until you click the 'Close' button on the notice.
Where should I send my feedback?
I want to check my understanding of copyright. Where should I get started?
We hope that you'll find that the Guide for Instructors and the Canadian Association of Research Libraries' Copyright modules (7 modules, an average of 5 minutes long a piece) helpful. If you have any questions we're here to help.
What help is available to clear copyright in my course materials?
The Services for copyright in teaching page outlines the services on campus that will clear copyright for course materials on your behalf. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org with your copyright questions.