On December 7, 2019, the Copyright Board of Canada certified new tariffs for the reprographic copying of literary works in the Access Copyright repertoire. The Copyright Board, in its published reasons, abstained from opining on the mandatory nature of the tariff, and it remains UBC’s position that the tariff is voluntary and does not automatically become binding on UBC upon certification. Since 2011, UBC, with the support of its faculty members, students, and staff, has implemented practices to ensure that copyrighted material is used in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Copyright Act without the involvement of Access Copyright’s tariff regime. The UBC Library pays authors and publishers in excess of $16 million each year and UBC remains committed to providing our academic community with the resources it needs to access learning and research material in a copyright-compliant manner.
- August 4, 2021
The Supreme Court of Canada Delivered its Judgment in York University v. Canadian Copyright Licensing AgencyIn a unanimous decision, the SCC found that tariffs set by the Copyright Board of Canada are not mandatory and that users are not bound by them unless they voluntarily accept their terms. [Read More]
- November 19, 2020
Changes to the Theses and Dissertations GuideThe Theses and Dissertations Guide has been updated to reflect changes to UBC’s policy on the inclusion of materials provided under fair dealing. [Read More]
- July 17, 2020
New DVD digitization service to support online learning In order to better support online learning, UBC Library is now offering a service to convert content on DVD to streaming video. This service is limited to course-required content for students to be viewed outside the classroom. Instructors can make requests via Library Online Course Reserves (LOCR). [Read More]