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Canadian Publishers applaud the Federal Court’s decision in Access Copyright v. York University Case
TORONTO, Ontario, July 13, 2017 – The Canadian Publishers’ Council (CPC) is pleased that the Federal Court of Canada has upheld the rights of creators and publishers with its judgment on fair dealing and tariffs in the Access Copyright v. York University case.
“We are happy to see a ruling that addresses the proper interpretation of fair dealing, and upholds the importance of tariffs to fair compensation for creators,” said James Reeve, President of CPC and Managing Director of Pearson Canada. “This decision opens the door for a return to discussions about how to best serve educators and students in Canada, and an opportunity to re-engage with the Education sector on our common goals, and we look forward to that process.”
The Canadian Publishers’ Council (CPC) represents the interests of Canadian companies that publish books and other media for elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional and reference markets, the retail and library sectors. Members employ more than 3,000 Canadians directly, and collectively account for nearly three-quarters of all domestic sales of English-language books, with a significant presence in French-language publishing in Quebec. As importantly, member firms pay over $36 million in royalties to Canada’s writers and creators.
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Executive Director Canadian Publishers’ Council