Canadian Authors Call for Action Against Illegal Copying

Toronto, May 4, 2020 Canadian Authors Association (CAA) joins our fellow creator and publisher organizations in their reactions to the April 22, 2020 Federal Court of Appeal decision in the case of York University v. The Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency (Access Copyright). In that recent decision, the higher federal court affirmed the lower federal court’s … Read more

Canadian publishers call for copyright reform in the face of broken legal framework

April 29, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) is frustrated and disappointed by the Federal Court of Appeal’s April 22 decision related to the legal action between Access Copyright and York University. Though the Court confirmed the lower-court decision that fair dealing guidelines adopted by York do not meet the Supreme … Read more

Writers Demand Immediate Repair to a Marketplace Plagued by Illegal Copying

April 30, 2020 The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) calls on the federal government to immediately implement Heritage Committee recommendations designed to repair the marketplace for Canadian creativity. Last week’s Federal Court of Appeal decision in legal action between Access Copyright and York University illustrates just how damaged and unfair the current legislative framework is … Read more

World Book Day: Global writing, publishing, and bookselling sector calls for support in response to pandemic

April 23, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  On World Book and Copyright Day, the Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) joins the global book industry in calling on governments to support the sector through the implementation of economic stimulus packages in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The association is proud to join Canadian colleagues in endorsing a … Read more