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Copyright Board Indicates It Will Not Include Mandatory Delete Rule in Tariff

The Copyright Board of Canada has issued an order in the tariff proceedings with Access Copyright that indicates its preliminary view is that it will not support the collective’s demand for a provision that would require deletion of digital copies made under a copying tariff where an institution stops relying on the tariff.  Access Copyright wants the following included:

[w]here the Licensee is no longer covered by a tariff for the making and distribution of Digital Copies, the Licensee shall immediately cease to use Digital Copies of Published Works in the Repertoire, delete from their hard drives, servers or storage area networks, and make reasonable efforts to delete from any other device or medium capable of storing Digital Copies, those Digital Copies and upon written request from Access Copyright shall certify  that it has done so.

The Board says its preliminary view is that it will not include such a requirement in the tariff.

One Comment

  1. Curmudgeon says:

    Remarkable – the hearing took place in October of 2012 – that’ more than 18 months ago. And there’s obviously still a long wait ahead for a final decision.
    http://www.cb-cda.gc.ca/hearings-audiences/2012/r2-2.pdf

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