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Offline J.J.

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Copyright information re: Canadian Resources
« on: Wednesday 08 February 06 23:16 GMT (UK) »
Please add any information which you have found re: copyright procedure
for Canadian resources. This can be a reference point for all researchers
in Canada to follow.
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Offline Glenn Baird

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Reproduction and / or Transcribing Canadian Census
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 08 February 06 23:26 GMT (UK) »
Recently some potentially helpful information has been removed from various boards with the statement that the information was in violation of copyright laws.  I contacted the Copyright Bureau of Library and Archives Canada last evening because the gc.ca web site was a little vague.  There response is as follows:  (Anyone wishing an attached copy of the org email, I can send it directly to them.)

From:  Copyright /droit_d'auteur [copyright/droit_d'auteur@lac-bac.gc.ca]
To:  'Glenn'
CC:  Copyright /droit_d'auteur
Subject:  Reproduction and / or Transcribing Canadian Census



Dear Mr. Baird,

 Your enquiry for the copyright status of Census Canada data available from our website has been received by the Copyright Bureau of Library and Archives Canada.

Census up to and including 1911, which are posted on our website are now in the public domain, which means that the copyright protection has expired.  Additionally, there are no other restrictions applicable to this material, therefore it may be used freely without seeking permission or paying royalties.  We would ask that you kindly acknowledge the source as follows:

Source: Library and Archives Canada's website (www.collectionscanada.ca)

As indicated on the website (for example, 1911 Census), the following does indicate that it is now permissible to purchase copies of this material:

It is possible for libraries, organizations and individuals to purchase or borrow microfilm copies of the Census of Canada, 1911. The reels are 35 mm.

Please note that you will find more information on obtaining copies from Library and Archives Canada as well as our price lists on our website at http://www.collectionscanada.ca/services/005-210-e.html#d.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Copyright Bureau of Library and Archives Canada if you have any questions regarding this request.

Sincerely,

Thank you,
Carole Cloutier
Senior Licensing and Copyright Specialist
Copyright Bureau / Services Branch

Library and Archives Canada
Tel.: (613) 992-2567 / Fax: (613) 996-1341
Email:  copyright/droit_d'auteur@lac-bac.gc.ca
Web site: www.collectionscanada.ca

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From: Glenn [mailto:gbaird5@cogeco.ca]
Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 10:43 PM
To: copyright/droit_d'auteur@lac-bac.gc.ca
Subject: Reproduction and / or Transcribing Canadian Census

 

Sir;

     I  am inquiring to the digital reproduction and / or transcribing of the released Canadian Census for the purpose of free access in the study of genealogy.

    Do these documents (the census record) that have been posted on the "Library and Archive Canada" web site fall under copyright law of Canada and what is our government policies on this subject?

    I could not find any copyright marks or statements when searching the Databases.
    The only information I have been able to find is the policies I could find is:

 (partial statement)

"For all material reproduced from our website, we ask that you respect the conditions listed below. These conditions apply to material that you have obtained written permission to reproduce from Library and Archives Canada and/or any unrestricted public domain material, which can be reproduced without permission. You may reproduce material from the Library and Archives Canada website provided that:
 
 Library and Archives Canada is identified as the source;
  You exercise due diligence in ensuring the accuracy of the material reproduced;
  You do not manipulate and/or modify the material reproduced; and
  The reproduction is not represented as an official version of the material reproduced or as having been made in affiliation with, or with the endorsement of, Library and Archives Canada."
 
Thank you for you time and am looking forward to your reply.

Glenn Baird
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Re: Reproduction and / or Transcribing Canadian Census
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 09 February 06 04:15 GMT (UK) »
This a direct copy and past from a portion of the email above:
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/notices/016-200-e.html

Reproduction of material from the Library and Archives Canada website
Material on this website is produced and/or compiled by Library and Archives Canada for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to our collection. This includes all images, illustrations, designs, icons, photographs, video clips, and written material. Copyright in the material held in our collection may be owned by Library and Archives Canada or a third party, or may be in the public domain. Before reproducing material from the Library and Archives Canada website, please read the information below.
 
    For all material reproduced from our website, we ask that you respect the conditions listed below. These conditions apply to material that you have obtained written permission to reproduce from Library and Archives Canada and/or any unrestricted public domain material, which can be reproduced without permission. You may reproduce material from the Library and Archives Canada website provided that:

   List item    Library and Archives Canada is identified as the source;
   List item    You exercise due diligence in ensuring the accuracy of the material reproduced;
   List item    You do not manipulate and/or modify the material reproduced; and
   List item    The reproduction is not represented as an official version of the material reproduced or as having been made in affiliation with, or with the endorsement of, Library and Archives Canada.
Taylor, Bechard, Gray, Baird

The Families of Glenn and Mona