Copyright Office

Copyright in the News

Links to selected articles and external news items related to copyright that might be of interest. 

2017 

Publishing Perspectives - "Quebec's Copibec Opens the Newest Challenge to Canada's Copyright Modernization Act" - 07 Sep 2017 

The Conversation - "Why universities can't be expected to police copyright infringement" - 21 Aug 2017

University Affairs - "Federal Court rules against York University in fair dealing case" - 25 Jul 2017

Canadian Alliance of Student Associations - "Students deeply concerned with Federal Court ruling against York University" - 18 Jul 2017

Edmonton Journal - "Opinion: Government belongs to the people; so should its documents" - 03 Jun 2017

Australian Financial Review - "Textbook publishers should stop bleating about copyright reform: Macmillan chief" - 02 Apr 2017

Michael Geist - "Who is on the Wrong Side?: Why the Copyright Mistake at Concordia Highlights the Problems with Collective Licensing" - 13 Mar 2017

CBC News - "Ineffective laws fuelling Canada's online piracy problem, U.S. copyright group says" - 19 Feb 2017

Global News - "No, you do not have to pay a 'settlement fee' if you get an illegal download notice" - 13 Jan 2017 

2016 

University Affairs - "Copyright back in the spotlight with several impending decisions" - 21 Sep 2016

CBC News - "University of Manitoba students receive 'extortion' letters over illegal downloads" - 12 Sep 2016

Vox - "Why one woman stole 50 million academic papers - and made them all free to read" - 28 Apr 2016