CPC Responds to SCC Decision in York vs Access Copyright suit

The Canadian Publishers’ Council (CPC) responded to the SCC ruling with disappointment over the on-going market disruption that prevails in the Education sector in Canada. “This SCC decision does nothing to clarify the intended purpose of the Fair Dealing exception introduced in 2012,” said CPC President David Swail. (The SCC ruled 9-0 to dismiss York’s … Read more

Supreme Court Declines to Meaningfully Decide Key Educational Copying Case

Parliament Must End Canada’s Copyright Crisis After a decade of market failure for Canadian writers, and a Federal Court decision featuring overwhelming evidence of illicit copying, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has declined to uphold creator rights, clarify fair dealing, or remedy a broken licensing structure that continues to damage both the cultural and … Read more

Supreme Court decision leaves necessary copyright fixes to Parliament

Copyright reform urgently needed to ensure creators are compensated for the use of their work. The Supreme Court of Canada’s July 30th dismissal of appeals by York University and Access Copyright of lower court rulings leaves publishers and authors in a position where they have no practical recourse to address rampant uncompensated copying by educational … Read more

Canadian publishers call for urgent reform of the Copyright Act

The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) is discouraged by the Supreme Court of Canada’s (SCC) July 30 judgement in the long-running legal dispute between York University and Access Copyright. The judgement dismisses appeals from both parties and leaves the Federal Court of Appeal’s (FCA) earlier ruling, that tariffs certified by the Copyright Board are not … Read more

Supreme Court of Canada refuses to legitimize uncompensated copying by the education sector

Access Copyright’s case against York University was about remedying the significant and sustained economic harm to creators and publishers caused by the mass, systemic and systematic copying of their works without compensation by the education sector under self-defined fair dealing guidelines. This economic harm was proven in court. Today’s Supreme Court decision did nothing to … Read more