Access Copyright Statement on Copibec/Laval University Settlement Agreement

Access Copyright applauds Copibec and Laval University on reaching a settlement agreement that, once approved by the courts, will deliver an amicable conclusion to litigation between the two organizations. We are encouraged by the decision Copibec and Laval have made to resolve their differences surrounding content licensing and fair dealing. This will greatly benefit both … Read more

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

Via Access Copyright

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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