Association of Canadian Publishers weighs in on copyright ruling

Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017

This week, Access Copyright won their 2013 lawsuit against York University over York's "fair-dealing" practices. The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) and The Writers' Union of Canada (TWUC) applaud the decision.

According to a July 12 press release, ACP states that it "... is eager to work in collaboration with our partners in education to find solutions that work for educators while also ensuring fair compensation for rightsholders whose creative work contributes so much to education in Canada."

According to TWUC Chair Marjorie Doyle: “For years now, Canadian writers have seen huge amounts of our valuable work copied for free by the educational sector. The court has recognized the value of our labour and ordered fair payment for that work."

Read the Association of Canadian Publishers press release.

Read the Writers' Union of Canada press release.

Posted by Megan M.
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