[PGCanada] Copyright issues
sly at victoria.tc.ca
Fri Apr 16 10:05:02 PDT 2004
On Fri, 16 Apr 2004, Steve Solomon wrote:
> It is possible to extend the offering beyond what is public domain and
> material with copyright but with valid permission to offer it. It is
> possible to offer any book that is out of print. I do this at Soil and
> Health Library. I already am doing it, by functioning as a LIBRARY.
I believe the relevant Canadian laws that would govern how this could
be done can be found here:
EXCEPTION FOR EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, LIBRARIES,
ARCHIVES AND MUSEUMS REGULATIONS
A potentially interesting possibility (regarding copyright)
is that the Copyright Board of Canada does issue non-exclusive
licences allowing works to be used, if you can show you have
made every effort to locate the copyright
holder, and have been unsuccesful.
Unlocatable Copyright Owners
This page includes a list of such works licenses have
been granted for, and as they are non-exclusive,
could conceivably be legal for PG of Canada to use.
Of course, more legal research would be needed before
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