How to be a Copyright Officer

Friday June 30th, 2017

10:30 – 11:15

Room B

Nancy Simmons 

People who take on the role of copyright officer or have that role assigned to them are faced with the problem of applying copyright law in practical, everyday educational settings, often without the benefit of legal training. Memorial University’s Copyright Office has grown from one person assigned to deal with copyright issues in 1989, to a two-person section that manages copyright for hundreds of on-campus and online courses.  The session will offer some tips and suggestions for best practices in the day-to-day operations and the promotion of copyright education at Memorial, which has the longest established copyright office among Canadian postsecondary institutions.


(Concurrent Session)



Nancy Simmons

Nancy has been a Copyright Officer at Memorial University of Newfoundland for 25 years. In addition to clearing copyright for instructional use, she is responsible for providing copyright education and advice to faculty, staff, and students. She has a BA (Hon) from Memorial and an MA in English from the University of Toronto.