Federal Budget Promises Long-Awaited Copyright Repair

The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) congratulates Minister of Finance, Chrystia Freeland, and the federal government on delivering a progressive budget that recognizes the unique recovery and sustainability needs of the arts and culture sector in Canada. TWUC’s pre-budget recommendations to Minister Freeland included following through on the government’s promised increase to the Public Lending … Read more

The Canadian Publishers’ Council applauds Government budget commitments on Copyright

The Canadian Publishers’ Council (CPC) is pleased to see the Government of Canada commit to ensuring a stable educational publishing industry in its 2022 Budget, released April 7th. The CPC has joined with Canada’s major creative sector organizations to urge the government to implement the legislative changes recommended in the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage’s … Read more

Fair remuneration, fair dealing – rebalancing the copyright equilibrium

Canadian Authors Association applauds the federal government’s commitment in its recent Budget announcement “to ensur[e] that the Copyright Actprotects all creators and copyright holders.” Copyright law is inherently evolving, always striving for a balance between the rights of users and of creators. However, the copyright regime is currently out of equilibrium, with the scales now … Read more

Canadian publishers welcome commitment to copyright reform in Budget 2022

The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) welcomes the tabling of Budget 2022, which confirms the Government of Canada’s commitment to ensuring that the Copyright Act protects all creators and copyright holders. Through the budget, the government acknowledges the importance of creating the conditions to ensure a sustainable educational publishing industry, including fair remuneration for rightsholders. … Read more

Government commits to amend Copyright Act so creators can be fairly compensated

On behalf of creators and publishers, Access Copyright is gratified to see the federal government commit in this year’s federal budget to amend the Copyright Act to ensure fair compensation for creators and copyright holders as part of a sustainable educational publishing marketplace. For over a decade, creators and publishers from across Canada have been … Read more