‎Publishing for Canada and the World

The Canadian Publishers’ Council represents the interests of publishing companies that publish books and other media for elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional and reference markets, the retail and library sectors. Read more about the Canadian Publishers’ Council…

A Fair and Better Way Forward coverA Fair and Better Way Forward

The 2012 amendments to the Copyright Act, combined with the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Alberta (Education) et al. v Access Copyright carved out a small but significant fair dealing allowance for schools. However, those amendments did not eliminate the need for collective licensing in educational institutions. Nor do they justify copying practices that will have a devastating impact on the market for published materials.

We are open to reviewing and revising aspects of the licensing agreements, and negotiating new principles around fair dealing. A Fair and Better Way Forward, prepared by the Canadian Copyright Institute, sets out our position, and a basis for moving forward. Continue reading…

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