The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) has been in ongoing negotiations with Access Copyright to come to an arrangement that would meet the needs of its member universities and colleges. On January 30, 2012, the University of Toronto and Western University announced that they had entered into licence agreements with Access Copyright. AUCC is studying these new agreements to determine whether they contain elements that could be used to help AUCC and Access Copyright reach an arrangement. UBC continues to support AUCC in its ongoing efforts. Should AUCC and Access Copyright reach agreement, UBC, like many others across the country, would review that outcome to determine whether it meets UBC’s specific interests.
- 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]
- June 3, 2020
York University v. Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency (Access Copyright) UpdateIn 2013, Access Copyright commenced a legal case against York University in Federal Court seeking enforcement of an interim tariff approved by the Copyright Board. York, which had refused an Access licence in 2011, claimed that the tariff was not mandatory and further stated that the application of its Fair Dealing Guidelines and practices protected it from any claim of infringement. [Read more]
- March 31, 2020
Bill C-4 Receives Royal Assent On March 13, 2020 Bill C-4, An Act to implement the Agreement between Canada, the United States of America and the United Mexican States, received Royal Assent. This Bill includes amendments to the Copyright Act. [Read more]