In some of the most pointed commentary yet on the crisis created by the 2012 Copyright Modernization Act, the International Publishers Association testifies that Canada is ‘internationally an outlier’ for failing to protect intellectual property.
‘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.’
In a series of discussions, the Publishing Perspectives Talks bring industry leaders to Frankfurt’s Business Club on key issues of global book publishing today
‘Copyright has come to be seen by many outside our industry as an inhibitor to creativity,’ writes Michael Healy ahead of a session at Frankfurt Book Fair.
‘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.
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