Canadian Publishing Industry News
1 May 2024,     TORONTO
Another Missed Opportunity for Copyright Reform
 
Coalition of associations are calling on the federal government to restore fair compensation to creators and publishers for the use of their works by the education sector.
Coalition of associations are calling on the federal government to restore fair compensation to creators and publishers for the use of their works by the education sector.
Access Copyright and Copibec, copyright collectives serving over 40,000 writers, visual artists, and publishers across Canada, are alarmed by the Government of Canada's Budget 2024, which neglects to include long-needed action regarding Canada’s fair dealing regime.Despite sustained and concerted advocacy from the entire creative and book-publishing industry in Canada regarding copyright reform, the government has once again chosen to delay the adoption of measures that are necessary to ensure that rightsholders are properly compensated when their works are used in Canada.
 
After more than ten years of consultations and promises, definitive legislation has never been more urgently needed to set clear limits on the issue of fair dealing and ensure fair remuneration for rightsholders.For over a decade now, Canadian creators and publishers have stressed the urgency of clarifying the issue of fair dealing in Canada. It is disappointing that Budget 2024 does not provide the tangible solutions needed to remedy this situation.
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