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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

The 2021 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Book Awards Celebrate Excellence in Literature for Young People, with the Fan Brothers Taking Home the $50K Top Prize

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) is excited to announce the winners of its six English‐language children’s book awards. Awarded tonight at a virtual event in Toronto hosted by CBC host Tony Kim, The Barnabus Project by Terry, Eric and Devin Fan, took home the title of most distinguished children’s book of the year and $50,000—the largest … Read more

2022 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Nomination

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) is nominated for the 2022 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA). Among the nominees are a full 282 names from 71 countries including some of the world’s foremost creators of literature for children and young people, as well as reading promoters. You can view the full list here. “The CCBC is … Read more

Canadian Authors responds to the SCC decision in the York vs. Access Copyright suit

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) recently issued its long and anxiously awaited decision in the York University vs. Access Copyright case, a decision creators hoped would first, reverse the Federal Court of Appeal’s 2020 ruling that Copyright Board-sanctioned tariffs are not mandatory, and second, affirm the lower federal courts’ ruling that neither York University’s fair dealing … Read more