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Mark Ritchie <[log in to unmask]>
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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 21 Aug 1991 20:51:11 EDT
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Canada does have Kinko's outlets, we've got a large one about 50 metres
off campus.  The US ruling has no legal effect in Canada.  Our copyright
laws are quite different in a number of ways from the US.  We do not have
ANY educational exemptions and Kinko's has had to pay royalties for all
the stuff they sell.  Also, unlike in the US, a videotape rented from
a local store does not have Public Performance Rights and therefore
cannot be shown in a classroom.  It even is technically illegal to invite
a friend over to your house to see it.  To make life even more
interesting for librarians, Canada has no concept of reasonable effort in
law.  So even if you made a library patron sign an oath in blood that
they would not copy a something they borrow, if they do make a copy the
library staff is quilty as a party to the violation.  Copyright is a
neverending source of fun and games.
Mark Ritchie                      | Tel: (519) 888-4070
Media Librarian                   | Fax: (519) 888-6197
Audio-Visual Centre               |
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