Copyright - Legal Information
Legislation, policies, court cases, etc.
Everyone at MRU must comply with copyright law. All students and employees must abide by the requirements of the Copyright Act and are only permitted to make lawful copies of works. Not only is an unauthorized use of copyright works a violation of the law and subject to legal recourse, but it is also a breach of the MRU Copyright Policy (POL #1610).
MRU Internal Documents
- MRU Fair Dealing Guidelines
- MRU Copyright Policy (POL #1610), which states: "As members of the institution, all employees and students are required to inform themselves of their legal duty and will not use copyright material without ensuring that prior permission has been obtained from the copyright holder or unless permitted under the Copyright Act." The Copyright Policy also states: "Students who are in violation of the Policy may be disciplined under the Student Code of Conduct."
- The MRFA and MRSA Collective Agreements
- Recording and Distribution of Academic Presentations an Materials Policy (POL #505) (Note sections D and F in particular)
- The Academic Accommodation for Students Experiencing Disabilities Policy (POL #517).
- Accessibility Services also provides Guidelines for Academic Accommodation on their Information for Professors page that may be helpful.
- The Human Rights Act RSA 2000, c A-25.5 - contact the Diversity & Human Rights Department can provide more information on how human rights impacts requests to record lectures.
- The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act ("FOIP"), RSA 2000, c F-25 - the MRU FOIP department (Jeremy Duffin) can provide more information on how privacy legislation impacts the recording of lectures.
- Canada Copyright Act (Department of Justice)
- Copyright Regulations (Department of Justice)
- General copyright information (Canadian Intellectual Property Office)
- The Copyright Board of Canada
- International treaties administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Judicial Decisions by the Supreme Court of Canada
- CCH Canadian Ltd. v. Law Society of Upper Canada,  1 SCR 339, 2004 SCC 13
- Entertainment Software Assoc v. Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada,2012 SCC 34
- Rogers Communications Inc. v. Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, 2012 SCC 35
- Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada v. Bell Canada, 2012 SCC 36
- Alberta (Education) v. Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency (Access Copyright), 2012 SCC 37
- Re:Sound v. Motion Picture Theatre Associations of Canada, 2012 SCC 38
- Michael Geist, law professor at U of Ottawa, has a comprehensive, informative blog on IP law in Canada
- Howard Knopf, lawyer and advocate, has a timely, insightful blog on IP law in Canada