Title

Another Look at Bill C-32 and the Access Copyright Tariff: Still Double Trouble for Higher Education

Document Type

Lecture

Publication Date

10-27-2010

Abstract

Earlier this year, the government tabled Bill C-32, proposed amendments to the Copyright Act. Following a consultation process, the Bill is widely recognized as more reasonable than its predecessor, Bill C-61. On the positive side, the bill would expand fair dealing to explicitly include "education". On the other hand, the digital locks provisions of the Bill are fundamentally flawed and override many existing and proposed users rights. Also this year, Access Copyright filed a proposed tariff for the post-secondary education sector with the Copyright Board. The proposal, which includes a drastic increase in costs as well as numerous new reporting and auditing requirements has met with stiff opposition from the educational sector. Following up on his July presentation (http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/fimspres/4/), Dr. Samuel Trosow discusses the interrelated provisions of these measures and reviews the various responses from the educational community.

Notes

This is the video of a public lecture that took place at The University of Western Ontario on Oct. 27, 2010. Dr. Samuel Trosow's presentation slides are also available online.

Dr. Trosow discusses some of the copyright issues facing Canadian students, teachers, librarians, and researchers in this article.

Streaming Media