Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Access Copyright

It appears that I have much to learn about what staff of learning institutions are able to copy. Here is a link to the Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency to which many educational institutions belong: http://www.accesscopyright.ca/.

The concept of "fair use" comes into play as does the copying of partial works "less than 10%" for the purpose of private study.

The proper attribution of the work is also required to make the copying legitimate. I don't think copying a sashiko pattern out of a book, even if it is less than 10% is fair use. The students would take it home for personal use in a one day class even if it is a college accredited course.

Maybe someone out there can shed more light on this matter.

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