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#1 6 years ago
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The Supreme Court of Canada is expected to clarify the educational use of copyrighted works in the coming months, a move that could undercut Access Copyright’s bargaining position. In sharp contrast to Western and U of T, many universities have opted out of agreements with the licensing agency or are fighting its demands at the Copyright Board of Canada.

Interesting that they made this decision before the Supreme Court clarifies the legal position of educational use of copyrighted materials and before the federal government pushes in its revised copyright laws. I'm curious to know exactly why they did this when every other university in Canada is not (or is at least waiting for a clarification of the copyright issue) and when it seems like a bad deal for university employees and students.




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#3 6 years ago

This country fucking sucks.




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#4 6 years ago

^ Really? It's not soo bad... We still have a few things left to be proud of, right?

It's only two universities making this deal, all the others - and there are apparently 81 other universities in Canada according to Wikipedia (seriously? 83 total?) - appear to be waiting on Supreme Court and federal government rulings on copyright crap before doing anything about it.




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#5 6 years ago

Better then the US in a lot of areas, me thinks, but it is catching up on our stupidity.




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#6 6 years ago
Obankobi;5613883Better then the US in a lot of areas, me thinks, but it is catching up on our stupidity.

Yea, they're just being good neighbors though. :rolleyes: