Tag Archives: UWO

HBR “Notice of Use Restrictions” questioned

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 […]


It’s the Labour Day Weekend … do you know where your school’s fair dealing guidelines are?

As Colleges and Universities across Canada are preparing for the start of a new academic year, it’s a good time to assess (or reassess) the state of copyright policies in our educational institutions.  It’s been over a year now since the Supreme Court’s pentalogy and the enactment of Bill C-11 adding “education” to the list […]

Objections to the Proposed Access Copyright Post-Secondary Tariff and its Progeny Licenses: A Working Paper

I have just completed an extensive research report entitled “Access Copyright Post-Secondary Tariff and its Progeny Licenses: A Working Paper.” My co-authors (Scott Armstrong and Brent Harasym) and I have decided to post the paper for open distribution on the Scholarship@Western website (UWO’s open access institutional repository). It is posted in the FIMS Library and […]

UWO President asked to reconsider campus ban on activists

In a letter  dated April 17th, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association has asked the President of the University of Western Ontario to reconsider a decision to ban two community activists from the Western campus on account of their participation in a demonstration last February. The letter stated that:

Toronto and Western sign licensing agreement with Access Copyright

(first posted at http://samtrosow.ca/content/view/112/1/ on January 31, 21012. In a surprise move, two of Canada’s major research universities have entered into a voluntary licensing agreement with Access Copyright. The agreement was announced Monday evening by Access Copyright, the University of Toronto and the University of Western Ontario (my employer). Agreeing to set the annual fee […]