‘We have no choice but to interpret this suit as the intimidating action that it is,’ says the leadership of the Association of Canadian Publishers in a statement on the lawsuit by almost 100 school boards and education ministries.
With five years of copyright revenue reportedly compromised under Canada’s Copyright Modernization Act, the country’s education sector now is suing Access Copyright for money from three prior years. The Writers Union denounces it as ‘a cynical tactic.’
Royalties payable by Canadian universities to authors, visual artists and their publishers are down almost 50 percent since 2012, says Copibec.
‘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
‘Allowing universities to copy for free that which they previously paid for’ is not fair, rules a Canadian justice, in a closely watched copyright battle.
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)