Copyright and the Modern Academic Debate Series 2014 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences – Brock University Copyright law is an increasingly contentious issue for Canadian academics in their roles as teachers, researchers, and creators. In a series of three debates, co-sponsored by Brock University Council for Research in the Social Sciences (CRISS) and […]

Here is a guest posting by Michael McNally analysing the recently announced 2500 MHz Band Spectrum Auction Framework: This past Friday (Jan 10, 2014) Industry Canada released the Licensing and Technical Framework for the Broadband Radio Service (BRS) – 2500 MHz Band, for the 2015 auction (not to be confused with the 700MHz auction that […]

I have a few upcoming talks in the month of January on copyright issues: January 16th, 4:00 p.m. “Copyright@Huron: Navigating the New Copyright Landscape” Huron College-Room W116 (1349 Western Rd. – London, Ontario) January 24th, 1:00 pm at Queens University (in Kingston, Ontario) January 30th, 9:05 am (part of panel on FIMS faculty research at […]

Here is my submission to the consultation on the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy (…if you have been thinking of sending one in, note they are due today!) Submission of Prof. Samuel E. Trosow on Tri-Agency Open Access Policy Please accept this note as a submission in support of the Draft Tri-Agency Open Access Policy. I […]

Here is an entry written by Lisa Di Valentino, originally pubished at http://fairdealingineducation.wordpress.com/2013/12/11/uoft-western-decline-to-renew-blanket-licence-with-access-copyright   It’s just been announced the the University of Toronto and the University of Western Ontario have declined to renew the controversial blanket licence with collective Access Copyright, ending months of speculation over what the universities had planned.The decision follows Western’s overhaul […]

The Supreme Court of Canada has  issued a unanimous decision dismissing an appeal brought by the Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner in Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner) v. United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 401 (2013 SCC 62).  The judgment of the unanimous Court delivered by Justices Abella and Cromwell  was a sweeping endorsement of […]

The US District Court (for the Southern District of NY) has issued a decision granting summary judgment to the defendant in Authors Guild v Google. Judge Denny Chin has written a very straightforward and easy to read opinion that basically goes through the four fair-use factors. Upholding Google’s fair claim, the court concludes that: Google […]

 In recognition of International Open Access Week (October 21st-25th), the FIMS Graduate Resource Center and the Progressive Librarians Guild (London Ontario chapter) invite you to a panel discussion on current open access issues Thursday, October 24th, noon to 1:20pm 285 North Campus Building (University of Western Ontario). Print publishing relies on enclosure of information in […]

There have recently been a number of tweets in response to an article by Joshua Gans in the Contribution Economy blog about a very curious notice of usage restriction attached to Harvard Business Review articles accessed via EBSCO. The restriction reads: Harvard Business Review and Harvard Business Publishing Newsletter content on EBSCO host is licensed […]

The full text of the 9 revised AUCC Fair Dealing Guidelines have now been posted online on the SCRIBD website (links at excesscopyright.blogspot.ca)  and at the University of Calgary library.  I’m curious as to why AUCC does not just post them on their own website.  Why is the task of disseminating these important documents to […]

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