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More Opposition to the Access Copyright Model Licence

In addition to the UBC decision to not sign the Access Copyright model licence, the Manitoba Library Association has added its voice in opposition to the agreement. Moreover, the Trent University Senate has adopted a motion stating “that the Senate, in solidarity with the CAUT, the CFS and dozens of […]

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May 16, 2012 1 comment Must Reads

Opposition Mounts to AUCC – Access Copyright Deal

Access Copyright will likely promote many universities signing its agreement with AUCC tomorrow, but opposition to the deal continues to mount across the country: the Queen’s University Senate will consider a motion opposing the AUCC – Access Copyright agreement later this month. Carleton University’s Graduate Students’ Association have posted a […]

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May 14, 2012 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Speaking Out Against Access Copyright – AUCC Deal

The Carleton University Graduate Students’ Association and the Queen’s University Librarians and Archivists have both issued public letters opposing the Access Copyright – AUCC settlement.

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May 9, 2012 1 comment Must Reads

Something for Nothing: The Non-Existent Benefit of Linking in the Access Copyright Deal

As debate over the AUCC – Access Copyright settlement spreads to campuses across the country, one of the talking points that has emerged is that the coverage of linking to content in the settlement provides some value to the education community. The model licence defines copy as:

any reproduction, in any material form whatever, including a Digital Copy, that is made by or as a consequence of any of the following activities

(k) posting a link or hyperlink to a Digital Copy. 

Critics argue that this provision gives the AUCC no value as there is simply no need to license such activities. The inclusion of the provision means students will be paying something – there must some notional part of the $26 annual fee that covers this section – for nothing. Supporters of the deal, including AUCC, claim otherwise. Indeed, the AUCC FAQ has two questions and answers on point:

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May 4, 2012 54 comments News

Search Engine on the Access Copyright – AUCC Agreement

TVO’s Search Engine spoke with me this week on the Access Copyright – AUCC agreement, open access, the implications for education, and the broader copyright implications.

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May 1, 2012 Comments are Disabled Must Reads