Canada’s authors and publishers—represented by Access Copyright—are ready and willing to negotiate. And if negotiations fail, we will respect the decisions of the Copyright Board.
Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly, pictured, and David Lametti, parliamentary secretary to the innovation minister are particularly well positioned to encourage the universities, colleges, and education ministers in the rest of Canada to get to the bargaining table. The Hill Times file photo by Andrew Meade
Last month, Laval University and Copibec, Quebec’s copyright collective, reached an amicable settlement concerning the unlicensed copying of copyright-protected works at the university.
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