Decade-long struggle to get paid continues for Canadian creators as York litigation heads to the Supreme Court of Canada

October 15, 2020, Toronto  – The Supreme Court of Canada announced today that it will hear the appeals of both Access Copyright and York University in the litigation between the two parties that began in 2013. This decision is another chapter in a decade-long struggle by creators and publishers to be fairly paid for the … Read more

Access Copyright files Leave to Appeal application with Supreme Court of Canada

TORONTO – On June 22, Access Copyright filed an application with the Supreme Court of Canada for leave to appeal the April 22, 2020 decision of the Federal Court of Appeal in the legal action between the organization and York University. The Court of Appeal’s decision has the potential to irreparably harm creators and publishers … Read more

Access Copyright: Board of Directors seeks two new members from creator & publishing communities

Access Copyright’s Nominating Committee is holding an open call for members of the creator and publisher community who would be interested in being considered as director candidates to the Board of Directors. Specifically, the Committee is interested in hearing from candidates residing outside of Ontario, from an equity-seeking community, and with expertise in the following … Read more

Access Copyright: Update on K-12 Legal Action

On July 11, 2018, Access Copyright served and filed its Statement of Defence and Counterclaim in the action commenced by all school boards in Ontario and the Ministries of Education for all provinces and territories in Canada except Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec. In the Statement of Claim served on February 16, 2018, the plaintiffs … Read more