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Canadian Copyright: A Citizen's Guide

 
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Laura Murray is an Associate Professor in the English Department of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and creator of the website www.faircopyright.ca.

 

Samuel Trosow is an Associate Professor at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. He is jointly appointed in the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Information and Media Studies.

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Comment Period Opens on Post-secondary Education Tariff PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 20 June 2010


The Access Copyright Post-Secondary Educational Institution Tariff has been published in the Canada Gazette, thereby commencing the 60 day comment period which will run until August 11th. 
 

While there have already been some initial reactions (see Athabasca's VP Rory McGreal's editorial claiming the tariff is a "money grab, and Access Copyright's response), the official publication will likely trigger increased scrutiny now that we are in the official comment period. (also see Fasken Martineau's Technology and IP Bulletin on the tariff).

 

AC is asking that the charge per "full-time-equivalent" student be set at $45 (for universities) and $35 (for other educational institutions).  But along with this hefty increase and the expansion of the tariff into the digital realm, the proposal contains a series of burdensome and invasive reporting requirements.

 

Now that the intial wave of comment over Bill C-32 has subsided and the next stages for the Bill seem to be delayed to the Fall, look for this tariff proposall to generate most of the heat in the coming months.

 

More analysis to follow. . .

 


 

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I am an Associate Professor at the University of Western Ontario jointly appointed to the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Information and Media Studies (FIMS).

 

Before coming to Western, I was a law librarian at the Boalt Hall Law Library at the University of California at Berkeley and before that I was in private law practice in California. My doctoral work in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA focused on information policy issues.

 

I am currently a Network Investigator and Theme Leader with the GRAND NCE and also serve on the Librarians Committee of the  Canadian Association of University Teachers.



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