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.
- March 16, 2020
Copyright Considerations for Online Courses There are a lot of pedagogical and technical issues that make the shift from in-person to online teaching challenging but copyright considerations do not change much and most of the things you are able to do in person, you are able to do online, especially when your online access is limited to students enrolled in your course. [Read more]
- December 13, 2019
On December 7, 2019, the Copyright Board of Canada certified new tariffs for the reprographic copying of literary works in the Access Copyright repertoire. [Read more]
- November 2, 2018
On September 30, 2018 the Canadian government announced the completion of negotiations toward a new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Read More