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Friday, 13 April 2012
...rowing recognition that Access Copyright no longer provides useful and cost effective services had led many
ass="highlight">Canadian institutions to “opt-out” of further dealings with the tariff. Ot...
Tuesday, 31 January 2012
What is now being broadly characterized
as the apparent demise of SOPA and the Protect IP Act in the wake of Wednesday's Internet blackout is generating some interesting and varied responses. Sen
Friday, 20 January 2012
... her 'property.'
As for the implications for Canada, the Montreal Gazette reports : ass="highlight">Canadian copyright expert and University of Ottawa law professor Michael Geist also says the...
Thursday, 19 January 2012
... October 4th - 12 noon 117 North Campus Bldg - University of Western Ontario [slide presentation]
ass="highlight">Canadian Copyright, DRM and eBooks: A Primer for Librarians Thursday, November 3rd, 2pm ...
Friday, 30 September 2011
... the Minister's remarks accompanying the announcement. Here are some initial reactions from the
ass="highlight">Canadian Association of University Teachers , the ass="highlight">Canadian Federation of Students and the C...
Thursday, 29 September 2011
...ailable." While the memo is b
ased on U.S. Copyright Law, it is highly recommended reading for ass="highlight">Canadians interested in providing broader digital access to works. Watch for a more detaile...
Thursday, 15 September 2011
...right Board to use orphan works. But it h
as been criticized as unduly complex and burdensome. As the ass="highlight">Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences stated in its 2009 copyright cons...
Monday, 05 September 2011
ass="highlight">Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) is asking the Supreme Court of Canada to substantially limit the scope of fair dealing. In their factum filed this month in the appeal of S
Wednesday, 29 June 2011
...d a response to McM
aster University Librarian Jeff Trzeciak, who had set off somewhat of a firestorm in the ass="highlight">Canadian academic ass="highlight">library community by suggesting that future hires at the McM aster ass="highlight">Library ...
Wednesday, 29 June 2011
...e Supreme Court of Canada's online docket for the pending SOCAN appeal, counsel substituted in for the
ass="highlight">Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) on May 31st: 2011-05-31 ...
Saturday, 11 June 2011
...read: GRANTED WITH COSTS Province of Alberta
as represented by the Minister of Education et al. v. ass="highlight">Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency Operating as "Access Copyright" (F.C.) (Civil)...
Thursday, 05 May 2011
The Supreme Court of Canada announced today that it will render its judgment in the leave application filed by CMEC in the Access Copyright K-12 tariff c
ase, Alberta (Education) v Access Copyr
Monday, 02 May 2011
...ated content, and
ass="highlight">library governance: Growing the ICT Industry &nd ash; Insights from latest ass="highlight">Canadian Research May 4th - 2:00 p.m. Research Presentation on User Generated Content study...
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
The Copyright Board h
as rele ased its Decision on Access Copyright's Application for an Interim Tariff.
Saturday, 26 March 2011
The much anticipated AUCC Fair Delaing Guidlines have been finalized and are in the process of being circulated. While no public rele
ase h as been announced yet (indeed the whole process h as been clou
Tuesday, 21 December 2010
Mobilizing User-Generated Content For Canada’s Digital Advantage , a new report prepared with the support of a Knowledge Synthesis Grant from SSHRC h
as been rele ased by a group of researchers
Sunday, 05 December 2010
The Progressive Librarians Guild (PLG) h
as issued a strong condemnation of the blocking of Wikileaks by the ass="highlight">Library of Congress, rejecting the justifications the ass="highlight">library h as given in defense of the m
Sunday, 05 December 2010
ast Fact 1: This is about high-volume copying, not students copying texts for private study. Every year, ass="highlight">Canadian universities and colleges generate several hundred million copies of educational ma...
Friday, 20 August 2010
...diverges from that taken by this Court in Instead of drawing on the American law of fair use to inform the
ass="highlight">Canadian law of fair dealing, the Court of Appeal h as arrived at a result that is directly o...
Friday, 13 August 2010
...n of objections to the proposed Access Copyright Tariff and a number of filings are anticipated. The
ass="highlight">Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) and the ass="highlight">Canadian Federation of Students (...
Thursday, 12 August 2010
...y. No doubt the Premier is wondering why he is hearing from a
ass="highlight">library association from BC and not the ass="highlight">Canadian ass="highlight">Library Association (CLA) itself (or for that matter the Ontario ass="highlight">Library Associatio...
Wednesday, 04 August 2010
...ery compelling analysis of the proposed tariff (the deadline for objections is Wednesday, August 11th). The
ass="highlight">Canadian ass="highlight">Library Association h as also posted its objections to the tariff and its brief on ...
Tuesday, 03 August 2010
...brary staff, BCLA is the first professional
ass="highlight">library association to weigh in on the issue. For its part, the ass="highlight">Canadian ass="highlight">Library Association h as remained silent, despite an earlier recommendation from it...
Saturday, 17 July 2010
...rily exercised in secret, even if the regulation is temporary and geographically limited. The
ass="highlight">Canadian Civil Liberties Association h as taken the lead in calling attention to these issues...
Tuesday, 29 June 2010
The Access Copyright Post-Secondary Educational Institution Tariff h
as been published in the Canada Gazette, thereby commencing the 60 day comment period which will run until August 11th. &nbs
Sunday, 20 June 2010
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) Business Coalition for Balanced Copyright ass="highlight">Canadian Coalition for Electronic Rights ass="highlight">Canadian ass="highlight">Library Association (CLA) Can...
Friday, 04 June 2010
...d A Holistic Model of Information Policy appearing in the current issue of Feliciter (the magazine of the
ass="highlight">Canadian ass="highlight">Library Association). This theme issue on Information Policy w as edited by Kirsti N...
Tuesday, 27 April 2010
...ion process, the government
asked how copyright law could be changed to withstand the test of time b ased on ass="highlight">Canadian values and interests. It also asked what changes would best foster innovation, crea...
Sunday, 14 March 2010
...e standards of job performance. The Globe and Mail ranks Western's librarians and archivists tops among
ass="highlight">Canadian universities, yet they remain the worst paid academic librarians and archivists in ...
Friday, 30 October 2009