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  Ryerson Library - Cancopy Agreement - Audit
22.3 Access Copyright acknowledges that the amount of payment made by the Institution pursuant to clause 2(a) of this Agreement is based upon agreement between the parties and that such payment has no relationship to either the volume of material copied pursuant to such clause or the nature of the material copied.
Access Copyright shall refrain from using any information obtained as a result of the conduct of the Sampling Survey for any purpose other than to assist it in making distribution of the Institution’s payments to copyright owners including to its affiliates.
In particular, Access Copyright shall not use any of such information in an attempt to justify the increase in future of the amount payable for such a licence and shall not disclose any of such information to the Copyright Board, a court, an arbitrator or a mediator for any purpose whatsoever.
www.ryerson.ca /library/info/cancopy/audit.html   (364 words)

 Copyright Issues in Open Access Research Journals: The Authors' Perspective
The Open Access environment has created a number of entirely new copyright models, which stand in contrast to the traditional academic journals in which the copyright has to be transferred from the author(s) to the journal publisher.
These copyright models stand in contrast to the model used by traditional academic journals in which the copyright is effectively transferred from the author to the journal publisher, with only minor variations in practice.
Copyright is a bundle of rights, automatically assigned to the author(s) by legislation in most countries [2].
www.dlib.org /dlib/february06/vandergraaf/02vandergraaf.html   (2869 words)

 Access Copyright - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Access © or Access Copyright is the name of the Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency (formerly Cancopy).
This is a non-profit copyright collective that collects revenues from licensed Canadian businesses, government, schools, libraries and other copyright users for the photocopying of print works and distributes those monies to the rightsholders of those works, such as publishers and authors from Canada and around the world.
Access Copyright covers works published in Australia, Argentina, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the United States.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Access_Copyright   (133 words)

 Ad*Access: Seeking Copyright Permissions for a Digital Age
Creating access to digital images of historic documents, images, and maps is a vital service that many libraries and archives are providing for their patrons, local and international.
It is sufficient to say that the cost and time requirements of the copyright segment of Ad*Access were unknown at the beginning of the project, and the amount of hours finally needed for this one aspect was a surprise to all involved.
The copyright law of 1909, under which the ads in the project originally fell, required that a notice of copyright be affixed to each copy (or forfeit copyright), and that the item be registered with the Register of Copyrights (noncompliance possibly causing a fine or the voiding of copyright).
www.dlib.org /dlib/february00/pritcher/02pritcher.html   (3181 words)

 Limitations and Exceptions to Copyright and Neighbouring Rights in the Digital Environment: An International Library ...
Copyright can be defined as a person's exclusive right to authorize certain acts (such as reproduction, publication, public performance, adaptation etc.) in relation to his or her original work of authorship.
A copyright owner’s capacity to control the use of his or her work is limited to the suite of rights, which is specifically granted by the copyright regime.
National copyright laws should ultimately aim for a balance between the rights of copyright owners to protect their interests through technical means and the rights of users to circumvent such measures for legitimate, non-infringing purposes.
www.ifla.org /III/clm/p1/ilp.htm   (6589 words)

 AAU/ACE/NASULGC comment on the Copyright Office Notice of Inquiry
Restrictions on access to these works, particularly where the user has lawful possession of a copy of the work, are highly likely to interfere with fair use and will be particularly damaging.
Two core principles of copyright law bear on the decision whether to extend the deferral of 1201(a): the right to reproduce facts, information and ideas contained within copyrighted works; and the fair use of copyrighted works.
Accordingly, absent a strong showing that circumvention of access control technology will reduce incentives to create these works, per se civil and criminal liability for circumvention (without regard to whether or not the underlying use of the work is infringing) should continue to be deferred.
www.aau.edu /intellect/ReplyComment2.17.00.html   (2273 words)

 Copyright collective - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A copyright collective (also known as a copyright collecting agency or collecting society) is a body created by private agreements or by copyright law that collects royalty payments from various individuals and groups for copyright holders.
They may have the authority to license works and collect royalties as part of a statutory scheme or by entering into an agreement with the copyright owner to represent the owners interests when dealing with licensees and potential licensees.
The underlying idea of collective copyright management is widely shared and collecting societies have a key role in all developed countries.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Copyright_collective   (541 words)

 Slyck News - Access Copyright Responds to Criticism
Recently, Access Copyright made a public statement in response to the feedback it received.
Access Copyright also commented, "The site was launched as a pilot project in February and not widely promoted so that we could assess the feedback we received and add to or refine the materials.
Access Copyright’s intention has always been to present a neutral and balanced view of copyright with these materials and it is unfortunate that some feel we have not met this goal.
www.slyck.com /news.php?story=1262   (588 words)

 U.S. Copyright Office - Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Records
All states have their own statutes governing public access to state and local records and state authorities should be consulted for further information about such records.
The Office's Circulars 6 and 22 provide details about gaining access to this information and the charges that may be assessed for obtaining this data.
A complete copy of the 1976 Copyright Act, as amended, may be obtained by requesting Circular 92 from the Superintendent of Documents, P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954.
www.copyright.gov /foia   (871 words)

 Access Copyright licence | University of Waterloo
The Institution shall pay to Access Copyright as may be required by law any sums in respect of any applicable taxes levied on the Institution by government in respect of the copying, calculated at the rate of taxation then in force.
Access Copyright shall have no obligation to indemnify the Licensee or the Institution if a person authorized or represented by the Institution fails to advise the Institution or Access Copyright of a Claim within a reasonable period and thereby prejudices Access Copyright's ability to deal with such Claim effectively.
Access Copyright shall assume the responsibility for the conduct of any legal proceedings arising from any Claim made against the Licensee immediately upon receipt of notice of any such claim pursuant to clause 23 of this Agreement.
www.lib.uwaterloo.ca /copyright/licence.html   (6433 words)

 Peter Suber, Open Access Overview
The Budapest (February 2002), Bethesda (June 2003), and Berlin (October 2003) definitions of "open access" are the most central and influential for the OA movement.
One easy, effective, and increasingly common way for copyright holders to manifest their consent to OA is to use one of the Creative Commons licenses.
The argument for public access to publicly funded research is a strong one.
www.earlham.edu /~peters/fos/overview.htm   (4836 words)

 U.S. Copyright Office - Information Circular
The owner of the copyright in an original work of authorship or the owner’s agent may register a claim to copyright by sending together in the same package the application, fee, and deposit of the work as specified in the copyright law.
When the Copyright Office certifies a copy of one of its records, it attaches a statement under the seal of the Copyright Office attesting that the document is a true copy of the record in question.
Written authorization is received from the copyright claimant of record or his or her designated agent, or from the owner of any of the exclusive rights in the copyright, as long as this ownership can be demonstrated by written documentation of the transfer of ownership.
www.copyright.gov /circs/circ6.html   (2681 words)

 UBC Library - Access Copyright
Owners of copyright are the only ones allowed to copy their works or give permission to others to copy their works.
UBC Access Copyright license outlines the circumstances under which students, faculty and staff of UBC are allowed to copy works without having to obtain permission.
Access Copyright has designed three copyright information brochures to help licensees share the terms and conditions of the license agreement with their students, faculty and administration staff, and librarians.
www.library.ubc.ca /home/copyrightpage.html   (623 words)

 Copyright and You
The Access Copyright agreement covers literary, dramatic, artistic, and musical works of which copies have been issued to the public with the consent of the copyright owner in a publication such as a book, folio, magazine, journal, newspaper, or other periodical.
The Access Copyright license permits multiple copies of a portion of a work to be made, but restrictions remain on the portion of the work that can be copied.
Access Copyright has entered into reciprocal agreements with other copyright collectives around the world to facilitate reproduction of materials protected by copyright in other countries.
www.yorku.ca /secretariat/documents/copyright/text7.htm   (2290 words)

 Privacy Policy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Access Copyright has prominently located a hypertext link to this Privacy Policy, on all of its Web pages including those on which personal information is collected.
Access Copyright is not responsible for the use made of your affiliate information by anyone to whom you have disclosed your user name or password.
Access Copyright is advised by the Copyright Board that its policy is to make these filed licences available to the public, upon request.
www.accesscopyright.ca /Default.aspx?id=124   (2642 words)

 Open Access Webliography
As outlined "Budapest Open Access Initiative" (http://www.soros.org/openaccess/read.shtml), there are two basic strategies used to achieve open access: (1) self-archiving (making electronic preprints and postprints available on author home pages or depositing them in digital archives and repositories), and (2) open access journals.
The Alliance for Taxpayer Access is "a diverse and growing alliance of organizations representing taxpayers, patients, physicians, researchers, and institutions that support open public access to taxpayer-funded research." The initial focus of ATA is on ensuring that scholarly articles resulting from NIH-funded research are freely available.
The Declaration and the Plan emphasize the significance of "universal access with equal opportunities for all to scientific knowledge and the creation and dissemination of scientific and technical information, including open access initiatives for scientific publishing." Both documents are available in the United Nations' six official languages at http://www.itu.int/wsis/documents/doc_multi.asp?lang=en&id=11611160.
www.escholarlypub.com /cwb/oaw.htm   (5789 words)

 Peter Suber, Promoting Open Access in the Humanities
Intelligent copyright reform would enlarge and preserve the public domain and thereby enlarge the domain of works for which there are no permission barriers to access.
Hence the taxpayer argument for open access (that taxpayers shouldn't have to pay a second fee for access to the results of taxpayer-funded research) is stronger in the STM fields than the humanities.
Hence, for open access journals that cover their expenses through processing fees on accepted articles, the fees would have to be higher at the average humanities journal than at the average STM journal.
www.earlham.edu /~peters/writing/apa.htm   (4307 words)

 Wisconsin State Law Library - Intellectual Property Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Access primary legal materials such as statutes, regulations, judicial opinions, treaties and conventions regarding copyright and fair use.
Access publications such as How to Protect and Benefit From Your Ideas, Guide to Model Patent Jury Instructions and What is a Patent, a Trademark, and a Copyright.
Access information on pending bills, federal circuit court opinions, amicus briefs filed on behalf of the IPO and other selected briefs, intellectual property committees and organizations, and daily news.
wsll.state.wi.us /topic/intellprop.html   (998 words)

 The Digital Millennium Copyright Act   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Copyright Office notice regarding Interim Regulations is available at and the Interim Regulations are available at .
In addition to injunctive relief, a copyright owner prevailing in an infringement action may be entitled to receive actual damages and profits of the infringer, or statutory damages ($500-$20,000 per work infringed; up to $100,000 per work in cases of willful infringement), plus attorneys fees.
Copyright law also holds that helping someone else to violate copyright rights is an infringement, so-called "vicarious" or "contributory" infringement.
www.arl.org /info/frn/copy/osp.html   (2602 words)

 [CMEC] Copyright
Copyright is the legal protection of literary, dramatic, artistic, and musical works, sound recordings, performances, and communications signals.
Copyright provides creators with the legal right to be paid for - and to control the use of - their creations.
In addition, where access to works is negotiated with a collective, the costs associated with negotiating and administering the agreements must also be fair and reasonable.
www.cmec.ca /copyright/indexe.stm   (734 words)

 Copyright Law Pits Disability Access against Intellectual Property Rights
Sklyarov was primarily motivated by a desire to enhance information access for people with disabilities, his program did have that result because it allowed Adobe ebooks to be copied into formats which are more accessible and more user friendly to assistive technology users.
Sklyarov was prosecuted under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 which at least as applied by the U.S. Department of Justice in this case, dramatically broadens the scope of legal protections for intellectual property, such as computer operating systems, and increases the role of the criminal law in copyright enforcement.
Put another way, the danger now seems all too real that unless a developer of access software gets permission from the owner of the application being accessed, such a developer could potentially face criminal prosecution for trafficking or conspiracy to traffic in technology that interferes with the rights of copyright owners.
www.disabilityworld.org /11-12_01/access/copyright.shtml   (1286 words)

 Copyright Clearance Center and Canadian Licensing Organizations Expand Partnership - Copyright.com
Copyright Clearance Center is the U.S. hub of a global network of national, not-for-profit text licensing organizations who cross-license their repertories, providing reuse access for content wherever it may be published.
Copyright Clearance Center is the world’s premier provider of copyright licensing and compliance solutions for the information content industry.
Access Copyright represents the reproduction rights interests of more than 7,700 Canadian creators and publishers, as well as those of rightsholders around the globe.
www.copyright.com /ccc/viewPage.do?pageCode=au105   (627 words)

 Ryerson Library - About -Access Copyright Agreement
AND WHEREAS Access Copyright and the Institution are parties to a blanket reprography licence agreement dated October 6 1999 for a term which expired August 31, 2003 (“Earlier Agreement”);
AND WHEREAS Access Copyright and the Institution have agreed to extend the rights and privileges granted under the Earlier Agreement to the date of execution of this Agreement;
AND WHEREAS Access Copyright and the Institution desire to enter into a new blanket reprography licence agreement (“Agreement”) to permit the Institution to continue to reproduce copyright works without substituting for the purchase of books and other published materials;
www.ryerson.ca /library/info/cancopy/cancopy.html   (321 words)

 Copyright, Access and Digital Texts: Introduction
To date, discussions of literacy and access have largely focused on how specific groups on the periphery are marginalized by technology, and in doing so, continue to usefully revise our understanding of the Digital Divide.
For example, in "Access: The 'A' Word in Technology Studies," Charles Moran asks educators to be aware that "computers are unequally distributed to teachers and learners in our educational system, and that we agree, too, that access to emerging technologies is a function of wealth and social class" (215).
Discussions of access in literacy studies have largely failed to address one issue where access is not only a function of class, but affects all technology users.
wac.colostate.edu /atd/articles/lowe2003   (977 words)

 Paying protection money to Access Copyright. | Digital Copyright Canada
While the language of "exceptions" is always abused in the copyright debate, what we are really talking about is an attempt by educators and independent authors to stop Access Copyright from imposing themselves on their competitors.
What Access Copyright is asking for is no more legitimate than trying to collect a royalty each time someone reads a book, claiming that if people want to read books multiple times without additional payment that they are "pirates".
While Access Copyright wants expensive lawyers in the pockets of all authors, and complex legalistic documents to express simple concepts, most Internet-era authors have been able to navigate these issues and the technology without this "protection".
www.digital-copyright.ca /node/1085   (491 words)

 University of Alberta Libraries
ACCESS Copyright is a Canadian copyright collectivethat acts on behalf of copyright holders.
The ACCESS Copyright Agreement does not cover copying from publications of Her Majestythe Queen in Right of Canada or any province, or federal or provincial Crownpublications.
Log all copyrighted material on the Photocopy Log sheets which are available at the Print Centre (026 SUB) and the Copyright and Licensing Office (Phone: 492-0151; E-mail: cindy.paul@ualberta.ca).
www.library.ualberta.ca /copyright/guide/index.cfm   (4377 words)

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