After a decade of wrenching struggle, Canada’s new federal budget specifically promises relief for beleaguered, unpaid copyright holders.
Canada’s 10-Year Publishing Crisis: ‘This Broken Copyright Framework’
After years in the court system trying to regain copyright revenue for educational content, Canada’s publishers and authors look to Parliament.
Canadian Publishers: Supreme Court Copyright Ruling Is ‘Discouraging’
The Canadian publishing industry has been dealt yet another blow in its long-running dispute over copyright and fair use in education.
World Book Day: Publishers Call for Canada’s Copyright Law To Be Fixed
Denouncing ‘systemic exploitation of creators’ and publishers,’ Access Copyright cites more than C$150 million lost in unpaid royalties.
AAP and CCC End Georgia State ‘E-Reserves’ Copyright Litigation
Citing appellate court rulings that make the plaintiffs’ point, AAP and CCC decline to pursue further appeals in a 12-year-old case.
‘Signal of Hope’: Canada’s Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Copyright Case Appeals
Canadian publishers report that more than $150 million has been lost, in the world’s most prominent copyright controversy.
Canadian Publishers on Court Setback: ‘Copyright Framework Is Broken’
A new court decision condemns certain guidelines for ‘fair use’ copying by the educational sector, but doesn’t support the mandate to pay copyright fees.
Prescient Innovations Blockchain Lab Gains Canada Council Funding
A subsidiary of Access Copyright in Canada receives federal funding to develop a blockchain ledger that connects creative work and the rights holder.
Kenya Publishers Association’s Lawrence Njagi at Nairobi: ‘African Languages’
In a warm welcome to the ‘Africa Rising’ conference delegates in Nairobi, Kenya Publishers Association chair Lawrence Njagi warns that without more indigenous-language publishing, children could face losing some of their lingistic identity.
Canadian Publishing Reacts to New ‘Industry Committee’ Copyright Report
As the Industry Committee report on the Canadian Modernization Act arrives, publishing industry players call for speed, with an election looming.