On March 13, 2020 Bill C-4, An Act to implement the Agreement between Canada, the United States of America and the United Mexican States, received Royal Assent. This Bill includes amendments to the Copyright Act, which will bring into force changes related to the length of copyright term for pseudonymous and anonymous works, cinematographic works and sound recordings as well as increased penalties for the infringement of rights management information. Information provided on copyright.ubc.ca will be updated to reflect these changes once the amendments to the Copyright Act take effect. Read more about Bill C-4 at https://www.parl.ca/DocumentViewer/en/43-1/bill/C-4/first-reading.
- August 4, 2021
The Supreme Court of Canada Delivered its Judgment in York University v. Canadian Copyright Licensing AgencyIn a unanimous decision, the SCC found that tariffs set by the Copyright Board of Canada are not mandatory and that users are not bound by them unless they voluntarily accept their terms. [Read More]
- November 19, 2020
Changes to the Theses and Dissertations GuideThe Theses and Dissertations Guide has been updated to reflect changes to UBC’s policy on the inclusion of materials provided under fair dealing. [Read More]
- July 17, 2020
New DVD digitization service to support online learning In order to better support online learning, UBC Library is now offering a service to convert content on DVD to streaming video. This service is limited to course-required content for students to be viewed outside the classroom. Instructors can make requests via Library Online Course Reserves (LOCR). [Read More]