Submission on Tri-Agency Open Access Policy

Here is my submission to the consultation on the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy (…if you have been thinking of sending one in, note they are due today!) Submission of Prof. Samuel E. Trosow on Tri-Agency Open Access Policy Please accept…

U of T, Western decline to renew blanket licence with Access Copyright

Here is an entry written by Lisa Di Valentino, originally pubished at http://fairdealingineducation.wordpress.com/2013/12/11/uoft-western-decline-to-renew-blanket-licence-with-access-copyright   It’s just been announced the the University of Toronto and the University of Western Ontario have declined to renew the controversial blanket licence with collective Access…

SCC Upholds Union’s Expression Rights over Privacy Challenge

The Supreme Court of Canada has  issued a unanimous decision dismissing an appeal brought by the Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner in Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner) v. United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 401 (2013 SCC 62).  The judgment…

Google’s Fair-Use Claim Prevails in the Google Books Case

The US District Court (for the Southern District of NY) has issued a decision granting summary judgment to the defendant in Authors Guild v Google. Judge Denny Chin has written a very straightforward and easy to read opinion that basically…

Looking forward: The next Librarian and Archivist of Canada

The Canadian Association of University Teachers has released the following statement about the new direction needed for LAC and the qualities of the next head: Looking forward: The next Librarian and Archivist of Canada The resignation of the Librarian and…