Post Tagged with: "access copyright"

Ontario Government To Cover Retroactive Access Copyright Bills

The Ontario Ministry of Education has reportedly agreed to pay about $16 million in retroactive copyright fees to Access Copyright.  The fees arise as a result of a recent Copyright Board decision.

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October 25, 2009 2 comments News

Access Copyright: Reduce Fair Dealing, No Taping TV Shows or Format Shifting

The Government continues to post copyright consultation submissions (still lots to go one month after the consultation concluded) with many making for interesting reading.  Access Copyright's submission is worth noting for two reasons.  First, rather than simply arguing against flexible fair dealing, it argues that the current fair dealing provision […]

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October 14, 2009 18 comments News

Local School Boards Owe Thousands In Retroactive Access Copyright Fees reports that local school boards face six-figure retroactive bills to Access Copyright following a recent Copyright Board of Canada decision. For the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board, the retroactive bill amounts to $392,563. The Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board was hit with a bill […]

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September 27, 2009 15 comments News

Audio of Gatineau Copyright Roundtable Online

The audio version of the Gatineau copyright roundtable has posted online providing a chance to hear from CRIA, Access Copyright, PIAC, CAUT, AUCC, Laura Murray, Quebecor, Jeremy deBeer, and me (among others).

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August 3, 2009 Comments are Disabled News

Access Copyright Warns On Copyright Consultation

On the day that Howard Knopf blogged about how Access Copyright is offering licences for public domain materials, BoingBoing points out that the copyright collective sent out a dire warning to its members.  Copyright Debate Takes Aim at Your Livelihood claims that the online debate is "dominated by individuals who […]

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July 29, 2009 23 comments News