[Bcoel] Embedding restricted videos in an open textbook or other OER

Inba Kehoe ikehoe at uvic.ca
Tue Jan 23 20:13:20 PST 2018

Hi Lauri,

We don’t consider embedding a resource as an infringement because we are not making a copy. I had to ask this question quite early on and this is the answer that I received from our General Counsel.



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From: Bcoel [mailto:bcoel-bounces at kodos.bccampus.ca] On Behalf Of Lauri Aesoph
Sent: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 4:02 PM
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Subject: [Bcoel] Embedding restricted videos in an open textbook or other OER

Hi Everyone,

Our Open Ed group has a question about the legality of embedding resources that are copyrighted with "all rights reserved" into an open textbook, or other OER. This would be done without obtaining permission from the creator of the resource.

It is our understanding that linking to a "restricted" resource<http://www.michaelgeist.ca/2012/06/warman-v-fournier-copyright/> within an open textbook is permissible (and frequently practiced). However, does anyone know if embedding a a restricted video is also legally allowed?


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