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Ottawa, we have a problem

Canada’s education system is facing a potentially-serious problem. While many educational institutions believe, correctly in my view, that they have better alternatives to comply with the Copyright Act than licenses from Access Copyright, Access Copyright continues to push for rulings

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The AUCC Guidelines: another Trojan Horse?

The late L. Ray Patterson, a copyright scholar, historian, and the author of important books on the history of copyright and the notion of users’ rights, had warned that copyright guidelines could be the Trojan Horse of publishers. Patterson referred

Posted in Blog, Copyright, Copyright Collectives

Has anyone seen any conspicuous religious symbol lately?

The Parti Québécois government wants to ban Muslim headscarves, Sikh turbans, Jewish kippas and other “overt” religious symbols from the public service. Among other things, if the ban becomes law, public service employees would not be allowed to wear such symbols.

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Isn’t that great?

I love the UofT library system. For me it’s no wonder it has been ranked again as one of the top three research libraries in North America. And if that’s not enough the library is launching a new catalog that

Posted in Antitrust / Competition Law, Blog, Copyright, My Research, Stationers

Some Questions on the Héritage Project

There have been very few details but a great deal of controversy about Héritage project, the ten-year digitization project undertaken by The project promises to digitize and make available some of Canada’s most popular archival collections—encompassing approximately 60 million

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