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The Supreme Court of Canada refuses to legalize copies without compensation by the education sector

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TorontoAnd 30 July 2021 /CNW/ – Access to the copyright case against York University It was about addressing the significant and continuing economic harm to creators and publishers of mass, systematic, and systematic copying of their work without compensation by the education sector under self-defined sincere dealing guidelines.

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This economic hurt was proven in court. Today’s Supreme Court decision did nothing to undermine that conclusion. In fact, it refused to agree to the York Guidelines, which roughly correspond to the guidelines adopted by most of the education sector outside Quebec.

While today’s decision does not dispute the harm, it refuses to treat it.

After nearly 10 years of litigation and economic hurt to the writing, visual arts, and publishing industry, creators are still struggling to get sincere compensation for educational institutions to use their work.

Disappointingly, the court’s decision undermines the volume licensing as well as the role of the Copyright Board in Canada In support of a working market for creative businesses.

The Supreme Court’s ruling that tariffs are unenforceable is exacerbating creator struggles in today’s market where the imbalance lies not in the bargaining power of creators and their groups, but with big institutions brazenly abusing the uncertainty of the law, pushing exceptions to the extreme and disenfranchising creators. of their sincere reward. This decision marks the start of a more challenging environment for creators to manage and monetize their businesses in an increasingly digital environment.

This threatens investment in and creation of Canadian businesses that reflect our living experiences and values, to the detriment of all Canadians starting with our students.

“Canadian creators and publishers spend countless hours shaping and building published materials that inspire students. Educational institutions must lead by example by respecting the work of others by compensating creators fairly for the use of their work. Instead, they have chosen to refuse to do so since Almost a decade now” Ronnie Levy, Access to the President and CEO of Copyright. “There are no winners of today’s Supreme Court decision: We will all have fewer stories that speak directly to us as Canadians and chronicle our common reality.”

The Supreme Court specifically said today that it is “begin to Parliament to amend Copyright Law If it considers it appropriate to make mass infringement procedures more readily available. “On behalf of Canadian creators and publishers, we call on the federal government to support the creative community and address the untenable situation in which creators find themselves as a result of the court decision.

About access to copyright

For more than 30 years, Access Copyright has made it easier to use content for educational and professional purposes. Access Copyright helps people use the published material in an ad hoc manner while ensuring that original creators and publishers also benefit, so they can persevere to create unused and innovative work. This is extremely significant to a powerful Canadian culture and to all who rely on lofty-quality publications.

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