Category Archives: Copyright

Supreme Court Decision on “Fair Dealing” …

See the settlement attached. Lawyers have started to assess the decision. Michael Geist notes: “…but the clear takeaway is that the court has delivered an undisputed win for fair dealing that has positive implications for education and innovation, while striking … Continue reading

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Update on the Universities who have not signed the Access Copyright Agreement…

Dear Colleagues, Sam Trosow is keeping a running list of institutions who have not signed the AC agreement, see below and current site: http://samtrosow.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/compilation-of-annoucements-for-institutions-opting-out-of-model-license/ Here is a list of the latest: “…(Jun 29) Here is a (partial) compilation of available … Continue reading

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3 Universities announce they are not signing the Access Copyright agreement…

Memorial University just announced they are not signing the AC agreement. From the Daily News http://today.mun.ca/news.php?news_id=7462 Carleton University is not signing the Access Copyright agreement, June 28, 2012. Royal Roads University is not signing the agreement with Access Copyright, June … Continue reading

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Trent University Declines to Sign Access Copyright Agreement

Circulating today on the CAUT Librarians list: http://www.trentu.ca/newsevents/newsDetail.php?newsID=2827 From the Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic After much feedback, debate and discourse with various internal student groups and faculty, Trent University has decided not to sign a licence agreement … Continue reading

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Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta

It has just been announced on the CAUT Librarians’ list that Mount Royal University will not be signing the Access Copyright.

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University of Waterloo Opts Out of Access Copyright

F.Y.I.  Here’s an announcement from today’s UW Daily Bulletin: Copyright clearance agreement statement : a message from the Vice-President, Academic and Provost The University of Waterloo has decided not to sign the copyright license negotiated by Access Copyright and the … Continue reading

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Interesting Article Questions the Cost of Sueing Libraries over Copyright Issues

As we debate the pros and cons of the current Access Copyright issue, here is an interesting article “Does it Pay to Sue Libraries? ” Library Journal By Kevin L. Smith on May 24, 2012 http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2012/05/opinion/peer-to-peer-review/does-it-pay-to-sue-libraries-peer-to-peer-review/

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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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