Welcome to OLA’s copyright resource page, with resources to help you manage copyright in your organization, presentations and information from other organizations, and more.
- York University v Access Copyright (2020). Prepared May 13, 2020 by Professor Margaret Ann Wilkinson, Professor Emerita & Adjunct Full Professor, Western Law, OLA Copyright Advisor. This document is provided for information only and does not constitute legal advice
- CFLA-FCAB: Fair Dealing Guidance During the Time of Covid-19 (2020)
- Access Copyright v York University (2017) – an overview of the Federal Court decision
- Copyright Update (Super Conference 2012 ) Presentation includes update on Western Universities and University of Toronto special agreement with Access Copyright
- Collective Rights Management of Copyright In Canada (Super Conference 2011) Presentation at the 2011 OLA Super Conference that describes the role of collectives and the rights of users.
- Copyright, Collectives and Contracts: New Math for Educational Institutions and Libraries (2010) by Margaret Ann Wilkinson, in Michael Geist (ed), From “Radical Extremism” to “Balanced Copyright”: Canadian Copyright and the Digital Agenda (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2010) 503 at 538-539
Slide decks from 2018 OLA Copyright Symposium: Slide decks – presentations on the public domain
Copyright Matters! Some Key Questions and Answers for Teachers (2016). Resources for the new Copyright Modernization Act. Note: The booklet is not a substitute for legal advice, which should be sought in cases where the application of general principles is unclear.
Resources for Fall 2013 Copyright Workshop
- About Amending “Law Society” Notice – models and comments
- Rob Tiessen – keynote presentation
- Margaret Ann Wilkinson – Fair Dealing Law & the Contractual Environment
Legal Precedence and Fair Dealing in Copyright:
- Fair dealing has been tested at the Supreme Court Level with the case:
CCH Canadian Ltd. v. Law Society of Upper Canada, 2004 SCC 13,  1 S.C.R. 339
- Publishers sued the Law Society of Upper Canada for providing photocopier services to researchers. The court held that the practices were within fair dealing as encompassed in the Canadian Copyright Act. Refer to the case for details.
Blogs on the issue
Presentation at the CLA Conference 2012 from Margaret Ann Wilkinson and Rob Tiessen. An analysis of the situation for post-secondary Institutions
Links to statements on this issue:
- Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) media release about the model license
- AUCC Model Licence Agreement 2012
- College and Institutions Access Copyright Model License Agreement
- CAUT analysis
- Newfoundland and Labrador Library Association Advisory on this Issue
- University of Windsor Copyright Update re Opting Out of the Access Copyright License Agreement
- Canadian Library Association Statement
- Canadian Alliance of Students
- Copyright Questions: *Please not that as of March 2020 this program is on hold* OLA has a partnership with Community Legal Services (CLS) at Western University where law students, under the supervision of a lawyer, provide legal opinions on intellectual property (IP) matters (trademark, copyright, patent, personal data protection, privacy, etc.) to persons or organizations.
- Copyright Act
- OLA Copyright User Group