Last month, York University lost a case in Federal Court of Canada in its legal dispute with the collective licensing agency Access Copyright.
Access Copyright had sued the school, alleging it had been improperly reproducing and authorizing the copying of protected works.
The university argued that any portion of protected materials copied for course packs was covered by the “fair dealing” provisions of Canadian copyright legislation as interpreted by the Supreme Court of Canada and thus exempt from copyright fees.
York announced this week that it would appeal the ruling.
Reaction to the decision includes:
- Ignoring the Supreme Court: Federal Court Judge Hands Access Copyright Fair Dealing Victory (blog post by Michael Geist, University of Ottawa, July 13, 2017)
- Access Copyright v York University (Fair Dealing in Education blog, July 13, 2017)
- Access Copyright v. York U – And All Eyes Over to York U for What's Next (Excess Copyright blog, July 14, 2017)
- The Federal Court of Canada Puts the “Fair” in the Copyright Act’s “Fair Dealing” Exceptions (McInnes Cooper analysis on CanLII Connects, July 18, 2017)
- Court Ruling on York's Copyright Infringements a Win for Canadian Creators (Macdonald-Laurier Institute, July 18, 2017)
- Students Deeply Concerned With Federal Court Ruling Against York University (Canadian Alliance of Student Associations, July 18, 2017)
- Access Copyright v York University (Ontario Library Association analysis, July 19, 2017)
- The York University Case: Crisis in Copyright Law (BoyneClarke LLP blog, July 21, 2017)
- Access Copyright v. York University: An Anatomy of a Predictable But Avoidable Loss (Ariel Katz blog, July 26, 2017)
- Why Fair Dealing is Not Destroying Canadian Publishing (Michael Geist blog, July 27, 2017)