Revised CAUT Guidelines for the Use of Copyrighted Material



In April 2011, CAUT released a document entitled Guidelines for the Use of Copyrighted Material. Since that time the Parliament of Canada has amended the Copyright Act, adding important new rights for the education community. Additionally, in December 2012 the Supreme Court of Canada handed down a series of copyright decisions —  decisions that again powerfully benefit our sector.

To reflect these developments, CAUT has substantially revised the original document. Copies of the new Guidelines are attached and are available online at:

The Guidelines explain the copying rights enjoyed by academic staff and provide direction on their lawful exercise. Please bring them to the attention of your institution’s Head Librarian, Copyright Officer as well as your membership.

If you have any questions about the Guidelines, please feel free to contact Paul Jones at (613) 820-2270 ext.181 or by email:


Tentative settlement at St-Francis Xavier Association of University Teachers

I am pleased to advise you that our colleagues at St. Francis Xavier have reached a tentative settlement after 17 days on strike. A ratification vote is scheduled for tomorrow, with the Executive unanimously recommending acceptance.  Details of the settlement will be released to the membership at the meeting.

As we saw with Brandon last year, it sometimes takes a strike to convince administrations and boards of governors that they must agree to fair and equitable terms in a collective agreement.  Congratulations to our everyone in the St.FXAUT for their determination, commitment and solidarity in these difficult times.

General Assembly – 14 February 2013


Association of Professors of the University of Ottawa
Thursday, 14 February 2013
DMS 12102

a buffet will be served from 11:45 to 12:00


  • negotiations

N.B. To help facilitate procedures at general meetings, members are reminded that, pursuant to paragraph 3.4.2 of the constitution, “Any 3 regular members may present motions to any general meeting called by the Association, by giving to the Association a written request to that effect, setting out the exact text of the notice of motion, at least 7 working days in advance of the meeting.”