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

Study: Canada’s policy on foreign control in the book industry is ineffective

MONTREAL, QUEBEC—(June 6, 2018)—On the occasion of its 2018 Annual General Meeting, today the Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) released Net Benefit: Canada’s Policy on Foreign Investment in the Book Industry. This longitudinal study commissioned by the association’s membership in 2017, was sparked by renewed public discussion in 2017 around the sale of McClelland and Stewart to … Read more

ACP to Honour Access Copyright at 2018 AGM

TORONTO, ONTARIO—(May 22, 2018)—The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) is pleased to announce that Access Copyright will be presented with honorary lifetime membership at the association’s upcoming Annual General Meeting. Since 1988, Access Copyright (formerly CANCOPY) has worked on behalf of Canadian publishers and creators to license their work to the education, government, and corporate … Read more

Independent publishers respond to provincial governments’ legal attack on Canadian creators and publishers

TORONTO, ONTARIO—(February 28, 2018)—The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) is alarmed by the legal actions launched last week by Ministries of Education for all provinces and territories (except Quebec, and in Ontario through the provinces’ school boards) against the Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency (Access Copyright) demanding repayment of more than $25 million collected under a … Read more