Copyright Laws in the Canadian Classroom
How Do Copyright Laws Affect Teachers?
In Copyright Matters!, Canadian teachers are given a very simple and informative summary of the Canadian copyright laws that affect them and their students in the classroom.
Copyright law continues to change, as new technology continues to emerge, and international agreements continue to change. There needs to be a clear understanding of what is legal in regards to copyright-protected works for both the user and the creator.
This booklet covers the legal information provided in the Canadian Copyright Act, and is easy to read and understand. The guidelines provided describe the activities that are permitted under fair dealing and Canadian copyright laws.
Some of the questions in the booklet include:
- Can teachers copy news and news-commentary programs from radio or television?
- Can teachers and students copy from the Internet?
- Are student-created works protected by copyright?
You can download Copyright Matters! on the CMEC website by clicking here.
For additional information on Copyright Laws in Canadian schools, visit the following sites:
The Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) site contains an electronic version of Copyright Matters! and information about CMEC’s copyright activities.
The Department of Canadian Heritage site on copyright issues and developments