New Offerings for Canadian Colleges & Universities from Access Copyright

>>From Access Copyright Access Copyright announces new offerings and related services for Canadian Colleges & Universities, available beginning July 1, 2015—part of a renewed commitment to serving the content and copyright management needs of educators. Details of new offerings for Canadian colleges & universities. This announcement marks the first phase of new, market-focused services from … Read more

Canada’s writers and publishers disappointed by U of T and Western’s non renewal of licence

via Access Copyright  Thousands of Canadian creators and publishers learned today that despite efforts to negotiate new and reasonable rates, the University of Toronto and Western University will not renew their current licences with Access Copyright. “We are extremely disappointed,” said Roanie Levy, Executive Director of Access Copyright. “Access Copyright’s licence has enabled faculty to … Read more

Federal Court of Appeal Decides in Favour of Writers and Publishers in “Crown Immunity” Decision

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On April 3, 2013, the Federal Court of Appeal released its decision on the “Crown immunity” argument raised by the objectors in the Provincial and Territorial Governments Tariff. The decision was in Access Copyright’s favour.

While this legal process may seem a distant one for affiliates and members, it’s important to know that it’s a positive turn of events-especially given the pressures writing and publishing is facing in Canada with regard to the overly broad and damaging interpretations of fair dealing of some of our educational institutions.

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Access Copyright Begins New Chapter

Access Copyright is pleased to announce the appointment of Roanie Levy as its new Executive Director.

Ms. Levy takes the helm having held senior positions with Access Copyright for eleven  years. A member of the Executive Team, most recently Ms. Levy’s role was General Counsel and Director of Policy and External Affairs. She has degrees from the London School of Economics, Dalhousie University, and Université de Montréal.

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Access Copyright announces agreement with the ACCC on a model licence

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Access Copyright announced today that they have agreed on a model licence with the Association of Community Colleges of Canada (ACCC) that will give community colleges in Canada the ability to copy from over 22 million works from Access Copyright’s broad repertoire.

Under the model licence ACCC institutions will pay Access Copyright a royalty of $10.00 per full-time equivalent student (FTE) annually. This royalty includes what used to be a separate 10 cents per page royalty for coursepack copying, so there will no longer be a separate royalty for such copying. Although we have little data regarding digital copying on campuses, historical coursepack usage data indicates that universities copy 2.6 times more than colleges.

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