Canadian Publishing Industry News
24 February 2018, TORONTO
School Boards attack Copyright Fees
The school boards in Ontario and the Ministries of Education for all the provinces and territories (except British Columbia and Quebec) filed an action against Access Copyright. The claim states that the K-12 educational sector overpaid fees for the copying of published works and seeks the return of those fees. The Copyright Board of Canada is a federal body responsible for establishing the royalties to be paid through mandatory tariffs for the use of copyright protected works in specific sectors, including education.
.Many publishers receive copyright payments through Access Copyright.
“We continue to remain open to engaging in a meaningful dialogue with the education sector to find a way to work together on this issue. Canadian students deserve the finest curated content to enrich classrooms and ignite a passion for learning,” Roanie Levy, CEO and President of Access Copyright, said. “The professionals who create those works depend upon fair compensation so that they can continue to contribute outstanding Canadian content for our classrooms.”
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