Anything bought or licenses has permitted users. Check the permitted uses from your receipt or the website where you bought the template. Some sites say you can post the file only as a PDF (since they don't want to lost sales if you post the template online). Some sites have no such limits..
Music is on of those copyright mediums that is very difficult to deal with. The easiest way to handle this type of situation would be for the program to purchase the material you want the students to listen to on CD. They need no special permissions to play a legal copy of a CD to students in the classroom.
If you want to post the music online, it is a totally different story and can take a great deal of time to get the required permissions - and there will most likely be a fee to do so.
To get permissions, we can help you by starting with the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency (http://www.cmrra.ca), or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone at 416-926-7521. We will also have to contact Re:Sound, a music licensing agency, (http://www.resound.ca), via email at email@example.com or telephone at 416-968-8870.
To determine whether an article can be scanned and posted in your Blackboard course under the Fair Dealing exception, you must consider whether it meets the Fair Dealing Factors. Typically, the article should be a short excerpt of the journal (ie. one article from a journal), and it cannot be from a personal subscription you might have that limits that content to personal use.
"Hyperlinks are, in essence, references. By clicking on the link, readers are directed to other sources. Hyperlinks may be inserted with or without the knowledge of the operator of the site containing the secondary article."
Supreme Court of Canada:Crookes v. Newton,2011 SCC47 (2011) 3 S.C.R.
In general, it is always best to link to the original website instead of downloading and uploading the work. However, under the updated Copyright Act, you are allowed to reproduce or distribute publicity accessible material on the internet as long as:
there is no clearly visible notice prohibiting it
the work is properly cited
the work is a legitimate copy uploaded with the copyright owner's knowledge
there is no access lock on the material
Anything behind a non-Michener login (for example, your association membership website, textbook website, etc.) cannot be shared with students providing your login and link.
Our SOCAN licens covers playing music outside of the classroom. However, music purchased from iTunes (and like services) cannot be used as the licensing terms clearly state that it is for personal use only. Therefore, you would not be able to use such music in a public location. Your best option is to legally purchase music on CD/DVD which could then played under the terms of the SOCAN license.
Recording television broadcasts to show in the classroom can be done within certain restrictions:
News programs or news commentaries can be recorded and screened in class.
Purchased TV programming on DVD can be shown in class.
Recorded at the time of broadcast, TV documentaries and TV series can be screened in face to face classrooms only if there is no commercially-available DVD copy.
So, if there is a commercially available DVD of the TV programs you have recorded, you would not be able to show your recording in class. Instead, you would need to purchase those DVDs to show in class>
The Copyright Act allows a college to play music or other sound recordings in class for educational purposes. If the performance will be offsite and/or outside of school hours, our licence with the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) will apply. However, if you want to save the music in digital format and/or post the music online (even in BlackBaord), it is a totally different story and can take a great deal of time to get required permissions. And, there will most likely be a fee to user the music this way.
You are allowed to show an online video in your class as long as it is a legitimate copy of the work (i.e. it was uploaded by the copyright owner), there is no clearly visible notice prohibiting educational use and there is no access lock preventing the public from accessing the video.
Film screenings at student club events and social functions are covered by the Michener's feature film public performance license with Audio-Cine Films for titles from their repertoire. Do not hesitate to contact the LRC (LRC@MIchener.ca) for assistance.
Materials found on the Internet are afforded the same copyright protection as print materials. This includes: all text, graphics, images, sound, video, news and games available on the Internet, as well as postings to newsgroups and email messages.
Before copying something found on a website (the work needs to be fully cited), you must consider the six Fair Dealing factors and should use a legally posted copy. Content retrieved from password protected websites cannot be reproduced without consent.
There are some exceptions:
Ideas - Copyright protects the way in which information is presented, it does not protect facts or information. Taking information from another website and expressing it in your own words does not infringe copyright.
Public Domain - Material which is in the public domain is not protected by copyright and can be copied freely. Fifty years after an author's death, works produced by the author become part of the public domain. Or, an author may also choose to place an item in the public domain by including a notice which grants permission for copying.
Titles, names and slogans - Short combinations of words, such as titles, names and slogans, are generally protected by copyright - although they may be trademarked.
The copyright for materials contained in the databases belongs to the vendor of the database and/or the publisher of the original publication. Do not engage in systematic or substantial printing, copying or downloading of content (entire journal issues, books, etc.). LRC resources can be legally distributed to students using persistent links. For help creating the persistent link, please contact the LRC at LRC@Michener.ca
It is normally acceptable to:
search, view, retrieve, and display content for non-commercial personal, instructional, or academic research needs
save, print, or make copies of reasonable amounts or parts of the resources (such as individual journal articles) for non-commercial personal use
share content with other current Michener students, faculty, and staff
post links to specific content in such a way that it is available only to other authorized users
It is normally NOT acceptable to:
sell or re-distribute content, or provide access to someone outside of the Michener community, such as an employer
share content with people other than current Michener students, faculty, and staff
modify or alter the content of licensed resources in any way
It depends on the license that Michener has with the database provider. Some allow it while others do not. Alternatively, you can easily share the article via a persistent link (the LRC can help do this) whereby each reader downloads and prints their own copy of the article.
"Permission to reproduce Government of Canada works, in part or in whole, sand by means, for personal or public non-commercial purposes, or for cost-recovery purposes, is not required, unless otherwise specified in the material you wish to reproduce."
"Permission is always required when the work is being revised, adapted, or translated regardless if the purpose of the reproduction is for personal or public non-commercial distribution, or for cost-recovery purposes."
You cannot use "Dragon's Den" logos or label the activity "Dragon's Den", largely due to trademark rules. You would be OK to say you'll be asking students to pitch their ideas to venture capitalist/judges in "Dragon's Den style" or "like you see on the TV show Dragon's Den".
The Michener LRC Short Term Loans/Course Reserve collection offers textbook loans as a courtesy to students. By design, it is not meant to replace the purchase of required textbooks. The LRC typically purchases one copy of each text in use. Please note that students cannot reproduce more than one chapter, or 20%, of any book per semester.
If a faculty member has chosen a book as their course textbook and the students enrolled in that course are required to purchase the textbook, the faculty has the permission of the publisher to use the accompanying instructional and supplementary materials for that textbook in order to instruct the course.
Please see the list below for specific permissions and instructions of various textbook publishers. If the publisher or your use of the material is not listed here as being permitted by the publisher or your use of the material is not listed here as being permitted by the publisher please contact us at LRC@Michener.ca. We will make the appropriate arrangements to obtain the permissions required.
The use of instructor's manuals for course instruction purposes is permitted. This includes projecting or posting content in electronic format for course presentation and printing for student instruction.
Only when the textbook is adopted and students are required to purchase it can faculty use the instruction materials at their discretion.
Instructors who adopt the text are allowed to use and post all of the resources that come with the text.
Instructors can use the supplementary resources in the PowerPoint slides or on the course websites. They can distribute excerpts from the manuals but not whole chapters.
The use of the instructor's manuals for course instruction purposes is permitted. This includes projecting or posting content in electronic format for course presentation and printing for student instruction.
Oxford University Press:
Allows use of accompanying instructional materials when the textbook is adopted for a course>
Adoption of any text provides the instructor with legal permission for limited replication of any content assets found within the instructor Support Materials.
As long as the textbook that the resources are accompanying is adopted in a course, the faculty has the right to modify and distribute the instructor materials for the purpose of teaching their course.
The LRC has negotiated a premium license with Access Copyright to allow copying up to 20% of a book. Beyond that limit, we will try to obtain permission from the copyright holder on your behalf. Additional payment of royalties may be required. Please contact LRC@Michener.ca and we will assist with the process.
No, complete copying of a textbook violates Canadian Copyright Laws and Michener's Copyright Policy. We suggest at the beginning of each semester that Faculty inform their students that copied textbooks cannot be brought into class or be used during an exam. Faculty who become aware of a student using a photocopy of a textbook during the course of the semester should inform the student that the copied textbook cannot be brought to class.
Although alleged copyright material cannot be taken from the person without a proper investigation, Michener has the right to prohibit the use of the material in question until an investigation of the incident has been completed. Notify the LRC at LRC@Michener.ca of the suspected infraction.