Monthly Archives: July 2012

CARL members split on AUCC-AC Model License

While the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) has itself been silent on the issue of the AUCC-Access Copyright Model License, most of their member institutions have not signed it to date. CARL membership is restricted to the major research libraries; there are 23 university library members outside of Quebec. So far only nine eleven […]

SCC decisions provide clear guidance on fair dealing policies

One of the important results from the recent SCC copyright decisions is the additional guidance and clarity provided on the application of fair dealing. Two of the five decisions directly treated different aspects of fair dealing. Overall, the court has reaffirmed the strong policy language from its unanimous 2004 decision in CCH v Law Society […]

Reactions to SCC’s Copyright Pentalogy: News and Commentary

Here are the CanLII links to the 5 Supreme Court decisions of July 12th: Entertainment Software Assoc v. Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, 2012 SCC 34 Rogers Communications Inc. v. Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, 2012 SCC 35 Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada […]