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Copyright project

Library staff are now working through a list of about 550 known breaches plus ~5000 copyright items previously uploaded as ‘not copyright/unpublished material’ within Learn. Library staff are replacing this material with links or correctly uploading material where possible. Where this is not possible, lecturers are being contacted.

The Library is committed to ensuring courses are both copyright compliant and contain the requisite material for student success. In order to stay within the terms of our CLNZ licence, where we are unable to resolve a breach, infringing material is being removed until a legitimate copy, or suitable replacement can be found. A notice period of 15 working days is given before any material is removed.

If training would be helpful, the Library is happy to offer this. Please contact Helen Thomas, Associate University Librarian, Access & Collections.

Copyright Management Project update

UC can now report to Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ).  This functionality was successfully built into Learn by ITS staff.  It went live on Thursday 31st March.  It has since been tested and is working well.

The report shows material which breaches copyright.  These breaches are now being checked, ready for our first report submission in June 2016.  Library staff will work together with affected academics on removing or replacing the items to make sure of compliance with our licence.

Guidance on how to stay within copyright law is available on the Library website: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/irm/copyright/hardcopy.shtml

Guidance instructions for adding material to Learn are available here: http://library.canterbury.ac.nz/teach/e-linking-module/index.html

Copyright update: uploading material to Learn

You might notice minor changes when you are uploading material to Learn from Thursday 24 March. The Copyright Project Team has developed updates to the Learn Course Material tool to meet the standards necessary for our upcoming audit from Copyright Licensing New Zealand.

Updated training material is available on the Learn Help for Staff page. If you have questions or need help please contact your Liaison Librarian or the e-Learning Team in the usual manner.

Copyright Compliance and Reporting

Learn has been chosen as the UC Copyright Management tool.

The good news is that it will provide what is needed with the least change and training required for academics.

In fact there will be no change to how you work if you are already placing all copyright materials for your teaching on Learn.


The project is driven by the signing, earlier this year, of a new copyright licensing agreement with Copyright Licensing New Zealand.

In return for a reduced increase in licence fee we have agreed to automate the collection of and reporting on all copying of published materials for teaching.

This covers the copying of printed materials and allows for the creation of electronic copies provided via Learning Management Systems (i.e. Moodle/Learn).

Colleges will be contacted, over the next six months, regarding teaching materials outside Learn and how to ensure copyright compliance. The University has a statutory and contractual obligation to manage rights protected material, and is committed to doing so.

Updates on progress will be provided early in 2016. As well as the collection and reporting functionality we plan to make the process of adding copyright course materials to Learn less labour intensive.