ACP statement on litigation between K-12 sector and Access Copyright

TORONTO, ONTARIO—(July 23, 2018)—The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) notes that Access Copyright has served and filed its Statement of Defence and Counterclaim in the legal action initiated by Ontario school boards and the Ministries of Education for all provinces and territories except Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec. Together those plaintiffs are seeking to recover … Read more

ACP welcomes Creative Export Strategy

TORONTO, ONTARIO—(June 26, 2018)—The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) welcomes today’s announcement by Hon. Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, of the Creative Export Strategy, which will invest $125 million over five years to support the export initiatives of Canada’s creative industries. In addition to the creation of Creative Export Canada, a new funding program, … Read more

Canadian publishers welcome settlement between Laval University and Copibec

TORONTO, ONTARIO—(June 21, 2018)—The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) congratulates Copibec and Laval University on reaching an amicable resolution to their longstanding dispute over unlicensed copying of copyright-protected materials. Laval ended its licensing agreement with Copibec in 2014, which prompted the copyright collective to bring forward the suit against the university on behalf of publishers … Read more

JO HATHERLY’S “RUNNING IN CIRCLES” WINS $2,500 CASH PRIZE

THE WRITERS’ UNION OF CANADA’S 25TH ANNUAL SHORT PROSE COMPETITION The Writers’ Union of Canada is pleased to announce that Jo Hatherly has won the $2,500 cash prize for its 25th annual Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers, for the best story under 2,500 words, with her piece “Running in Circles.” In addition, the Union will … Read more