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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


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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... of Canada's major research universities have entered into a voluntary licensing agreement with Access Copyright. The agreement was announced Monday evening by Access Copyright, the University ...
Tuesday, 31 January 2012 about the intensity and reach of SOPA/Protect IP Act  as its implications would extend well beyond copyright enforcement.   Was this event a one-time phenomena, or will it stand as mar...
Thursday, 19 January 2012

... 4th - 12 noon 117 North Campus Bldg - University of Western Ontario [slide presentation] Canadian Copyright, DRM and eBooks: A Primer for Librarians Thursday, November 3rd, 2pm Educatio...
Friday, 30 September 2011

As expected, Industry Minister Christian Paradis announced this morning the reintroduction of the Copyright Modernization Act, formerly Bill C-32, now Bill C-11 . The government has also posted a F
Thursday, 29 September 2011 a U.S. Federal District Court against HathiTrust , the University of Michigan and other universities for copyright infringement.   The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has just rel...
Thursday, 15 September 2011

... time when major Canadiian universities are considering how to move beyond their former reliance with Access Copyright, these uses of orphan works should be seriously considered as well.   UPDAT...
Monday, 05 September 2011

...epresenting the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), the lead objectors to the Access Copyright proposed tariff now before the Copyright Board.    Last year, the Fe...
Wednesday, 29 June 2011

...e in common?   a) they both have four initials in their acronym   b) they are both very active in copyright policy matters in Canada   c) they share the same legal counsel in sensitiv...
Saturday, 11 June 2011

  The Supreme Court of Canada has granted CMEC's application for leave in the Access Copyright K-12 tariff case. The summary order simply read:   GRANTED WITH COSTS Province of Alber
Thursday, 05 May 2011

...anada announced today that it will render its judgment in the leave application filed by CMEC in the Access Copyright K-12 tariff case, Alberta (Education) v Access Copyright , 2010 FCA 198 (33888 on...
Monday, 02 May 2011

11. Upcoming talks in May
I will be giving several talks in May on copyright, user-generated content, and library governance:   Growing the ICT Industry – Insights from latest Canadian Research May 4th - 2:
Wednesday, 20 April 2011

The Copyright Board has released 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 release has been announced yet (indeed the whole process has been clou
Tuesday, 21 December 2010

...bution and aggregation of collaborative UGC are unduly restrictive intellectual property rights (including copyrights, licensing requirements and technological protection mechanisms). There are sev...
Sunday, 05 December 2010

Access Copyright has issued a new response to critics of its proposed post-secondary education tariff.   Five Fast Facts on Access Copyright's Post-Secondary Tariff Application is a classic
Friday, 20 August 2010

...ff dispute with online music service providers.   Earlier this year, the FCA upheld a decision of the Copyright Board holding that the provision of 30 second previews of songs which could be pu...
Friday, 13 August 2010

Yesterday marked the deadline for submission of objections to the proposed Access Copyright Tariff and a number of filings are anticipated. The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAU
Thursday, 12 August 2010

... sponsored by the Faculty of Information & Media Studies at UWO, entitled "Bill C-32 and the Access Copyright Tariff: Double Trouble for Educators and Students." The overhead presentat...
Tuesday, 03 August 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.  &nbs
Sunday, 20 June 2010

  Here are some early reactions to Bill C-32, the Copyright Modernization Act . . .   Appropriation Art Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) Business Coa
Friday, 04 June 2010

...on and contains several other articles on various aspects of information policyincluding network neutrality, copyright and open access.   Unfortunately, the articles are not yet linked from the ...
Tuesday, 27 April 2010

...1, Focus on Intellectual Property section) . . .   Parliament will likely deal again with the issue of copyright reform. A major issue emerging from last year's government consultations on t...
Sunday, 14 March 2010

23. Upcoming Talks
  I will be giving several talks on copyright issues in the next few weeks in London, Calgary and Toronto:   London: Sunday, October 18th, 3pm UWO, North Campus Bldg, Room 114 The copyrigh
Monday, 05 October 2009

  Here is my submission in pdf .    
Sunday, 13 September 2009

As the government's Copyright Consultations enters the home stretch, you still have time to make your voice heard.  The submission period will run until Sunday September 13th.   Su
Friday, 11 September 2009

...Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS) has issued a  Call for Action on the current Copyright consultation. The Federation is urging its member associations and institu...
Saturday, 15 August 2009

Copyright news from the United States has not been good lately. Between the file-sharing lawsuits, the appointments of RIAA lawyers to key government positions and the continuation of failed policies
Sunday, 09 August 2009

...Bezos certainly did the right thing by issuing an apology. As Howard Knopf said in a recent posting on excesscopyright "such a quick and unequivocal apology is to be commended. (lessons here to ...
Friday, 24 July 2009

...hrown them into an incinerator.   It was also an undue invasion of privacy and an example of excessive copyright enforcement enabled by technological measures. The fact that the works in questio...
Sunday, 19 July 2009

The Copyright Board of Canada has released its long awaited decision in the tariff dispute surrounding  reproductions in  primary and secondary educational institutions. First filed in Mar
Friday, 26 June 2009

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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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