Category Archives: Access Copyright

University of New Brunswick Opts out of Access Copyright

The University of New Brunswick has taken their library’s advice and has opted out of the Access Copyright agreement, information just released. More information when available.

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York University will not sign the Access Copyright Licence

The full announcement by York University can be read at: http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2012/05/29/york-will-not-enter-access-copyright-licence/

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University of Windsor says NO to the Access Copyright Agreement

Statement just released, see url: http://web4.uwindsor.ca/units/leddy/leddy.nsf/CopyrightUpdateMay2012!OpenForm May 18, 2012 To: All University of Windsor Faculty, Staff and Students The following message is sent on behalf of Gwendolyn Ebbett, University of Windsor Copyright Officer. After careful consideration, the University of Windsor … Continue reading

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Manitoba Library Association urges universities not to sign deal with Access Copyright

See, MLA urges universities & colleges not to sign on to Access Copyright deal

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University of Winnipeg opt out of a copyright licence agreement the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada

For an update on this decision, see http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/u-of-w-rejects–copyright-deal-as-money-grab-152135325.html

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UofT Prof. Ariel Katz creates Hall of Fame, Hall of Shame and Hall of Purgatory with regards to Fair Dealing and Access Copyright

On Prof. Ariel Katz’s blog http://arielkatz.org/archives/1803 a current log of those who are choosing not to sign the model Access Copyright agreement are listed in the Hall of Fame: University of British Columbia, Windsor University, Athabasca University. For the rest … Continue reading

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UBC is not signing a license agreement with Access Copyright

This was released today from UBC today, May 15, 2012: The following message is sent on behalf of David H. Farrar, Provost and Vice President Academic (Vancouver) and Doug Owram, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Principal (Okanagan). After extensive review, the … Continue reading

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UT Lawyers who were involved with the Access Copyright contract

Here is another interesting perspective, looking at the background of the UofT lawyers involved in the Access Copyright deal and whether this is a ‘done’ deal, see http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120501/21102718735/did-one-sided-legal-advice-lead-to-terrible-copyright-deal-canadian-universities.shtml#comments  

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