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Copyright @ NSCC

Copyright information for NSCC faculty, staff and students.

Copyright Officer

Lynn MacGregor
Contact:
Phone: 902-491-7477
Cell: 902-221-0773
lynn.macgregor@nscc.ca

NSCC Director of Library Services

Andrea Stewart
Director, Library Services
Nova Scotia Community College
Institute of Technology Campus
Halifax, NS
902-491-6772

 

Copyright Assistant

Sue kaur
Contact:
Copyright Office,
IT Campus
902-491-8894

COPYRIGHT

Copyright @ NSCC

All NSCC faculty, staff and students must copy and reuse material within the parameters of the Canadian Copyright Act.

NSCC faculty, staff and students are also required to abide by the following NSCC policies:

Please refer to the Policy or Fair Dealing sections of this guide for more information.

Copyright is ...

  • Copyright means the right to copy.
  • Copyright belongs to the creator of the work unless the creator reassigns this right.
  • For example an author reassigns the rights to a publisher.
  • Copyright automatically applies to all original works. Yours too!
  • Copyright requires no registration or application and does not require a copyright symbol ©.
  • Copyright applies to multiple formats including: music, art, literary (written work), computer programs and performances.

You can copy when one or more of the following conditions are met:

 

PUBLIC DOMAIN ~
In Canada copyright protection = LIFE + 50 years

FAIR DEALING ~
See NSCC Fair Dealing Guidelines

EDUCATIONAL EXCEPTIONS ~
Include but are not limited to: *Project a copy of a work to display in the classroom. *Copy portions for the purpose of creating an exam. *Work available through Internet.

PERMISSION ~
See Printing @ NSCC tab.

CREATIVE COMMONS ~
Provide attribution and refer to the licence for any restrictions. See Citing CC Images Tab.

Need information about copying images?
Please refer to the Copying Images section of this guide.

As part of the modernization of the Canadian Copyright Act in 2012, technological protection measures (digital locks) were given legal status as a means for copyright owners to protect their electronic content.

A digital lock can take the form of:

  • Passwords
  • Access Codes
  • Encryption Software

The presence of a digital lock can supersede or trump other user rights defined in the Canadian Copyright Act.
Please consult with your campus librarian before copying.

 

The Copyright Act of Canada defines a technological protection measure (commonly referred tp as a digital lock) as:

any effective technology, device or component that, in the ordinary course of its operation,

  • (a) controls access to a work, to a performer’s performance fixed in a sound recording or to a sound recording and whose use is authorized by the copyright owner; or

  • (b) restricts the doing — with respect to a work, to a performer’s performance fixed in a sound recording or to a sound recording — of any act referred to in section 3, 15 or 18 and any act for which remuneration is payable under section 19.

Copyright Act, Section 41.0

Government of Canada

  • Copyright in works prepared by or under the direction or control of the Government of Canada (Crown) is owned by the Crown, unless other ownership is specified.
  • This includes works created, published or produced under the direction of the government or government departments.
  • Crown Copyright lasts for 50 years.

Copying and Permission

  • Permission to copy is not required for personal, educational, non-commercial purposes, unless specified in the material you wish to reproduce.
  • The copy made must not contain any modifications -- the reproduction must be an exact copy of the original.
  • Permission is required when you want to revise, adapt, or translate the work, regardless of purpose.

Copyright Act, Section 12.0

Sharing Links

Sharing links to content on the web as an alternative to copying and sharing the information is a recommended practice for sharing content as long as:

  • The website or content on the website is posted by the copyright owner or;
  • With the permission of the copyright owner.

 

Want to copy or print from web-based sources?

  • Consider sending a link instead.
  • Always check the terms of use or licence statements for allowable uses before copying or printing.

 

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Copyright & Academic Integrity Policies

Useful Links

CICan Copyright Video

Colleges and Institutes Canada. (2014). What you can and cannot do with copyright-protected works [video]. CollegesInstitutes.ca

What is copyright?

A video from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.
Government of Canada. (2016). What is copyright? (Canada) [video]. Canada.ca/copyright