‘Reform measures are anticipated over the course of the next year,’ says a statement from Ottawa, ‘to enable creators to get paid properly.’ Canada’s House of Commons has opened its review of the controversial 2012 Copyright Modernization Act.
‘Canadian content? There won’t be any,’ warned Kate Taylor of the ‘Globe and Mail,’ as she moderated a panel on Canada’s Copyright Modernization Act.
‘You have to pay for access to educational content,’ says Copibec’s Frédérique Couette, launching a class action lawsuit against Université Laval
A call for Canada’s government to conduct a fact-based review of its disastrous Copyright Moderization Act. Editorial by Nicole Saint-Jean, President, Association nationale des éditeurs de livres (ANEL)
Citing aggressive competition from a Moscow-based copyright organization, a new campaign calls for support for the Georgian Copyright Association.
In Canada, Access Copyright is working on developing blockchain solutions for book publishing, including smart contracts and an attribution ledger.
A 20-year draught in copyrighted content moving into the public domain has ended for what Duke University researchers say are hundreds of thousands of works, including many books.
The Copyright Amendment Bill currently in preparation in South Africa, says Copyright Clearance Center’s Michael Healy, could well be as damaging as Canada’s Copyright Modernization Act has been.
PEN Afrikaans, like the International Authors Forum, echoes the International Publishers Association in criticizing South Africa’s Copyright Amendment Bill.
Another copyright ‘modernization’ battle appears to be shaping up–not unlike the protracted crisis in Canada–as the IPA raises concerns over a new bill.