Denouncing ‘systemic exploitation of creators’ and publishers,’ Access Copyright cites more than C$150 million lost in unpaid royalties.
‘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.
Coronavirus: Canadian Publishers and Access Copyright Open ‘Read Aloud Canadian Books’
The second coronavirus-related copyright exception this week, Canada’s ‘Read Aloud Canadian Books’ program aimed specifically at online ‘story time’ use.
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.
Content Blockchain Project Wins One of Germany’s Digital Publishing Awards
The Content Blockchain project, a collaborative effort among three companies, includes the development of the ISCC, an identifier of content in a decentralized ledger environment.
RightsTech Europe: A New Summit for Publishing and ‘Related Sectors’
On April 9-10 in Frankfurt, the new RightsTech Europe conference will explore rights management and monetization in book publishing and media industries.
Blockchain in Publishing: Modeling the Future at Canada’s Access Copyright
In Canada, Access Copyright is working on developing blockchain solutions for book publishing, including smart contracts and an attribution ledger.
Copyright in Canada: Publishers Cheer Settlement of Copibec’s Laval University Lawsuit in Québec
The Association of Canadian Publishers welcomes the settlement in French-language Canada, as the country’s 2012 Copyright Modernization Act’s parliamentary review is ongoing.
94 Canadian School Boards and Ministries Sue Access Copyright: Writers Call It ‘an Outrageous Attack’
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.’
On Copyright and Copies in Canada: A Federal Court Ruling Backs Publishers
‘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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