Access Copyright collects royalties for course packs, anthologies of readings from books and journals compiled by professors. Under the agreement, the fee has been changed from $3.83 plus 10 cents a page to a flat fee of $27.50 for all course packs, which students pay.
The agency also states that hyperlinks to copyright material â€” contained in an email from a professor to a student, for example â€” fall under the tariff agreement. The $27.50 covers those royalties too.
But the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) says the agreement states that linking to a website is equivalent to making an illegal reproduction and allows for faculty emails to be monitored.
â€” University profs up in arms over copyright deal, Toronto Star.
The new agreement also revised the definition of â€œcopyâ€ to include digital copying of copyrighted work and sending an email containing such copies, among others. Also included within these parameters are displaying digital copies on a computer and projecting digital images using a computer.
â€” Students and faculty fume over U of Tâ€™s new copyright agreement, The Varsity.
Currently, 34 post-secondary institutions across Canada have chosen to opt out of Access Copyright or fight its demands at the Copyright Board of Canada.
â€œRyerson, along with most Canadian universities with the exception of those in Quebec . . . have opted to work together through AUCC in a legal discussion with Copyright Canada,â€ said president Sheldon Levy. â€œThe (University of Toronto-Western) agreement came as a surprise.â€
â€” Universities oppose Access Copyright, Ryersonian.
Donc si j’ai bien compris, Access Copyright, l’organisme chargÃ© de gÃ©rer, entre autres, les droits de reproduction des livres dans le cadre de l’universitÃ© a dÃ©cidÃ© d’augmenter ses tarifs, mais surtout que les liens internets dans un email constituait une copie en soit et dâ€™appeler de ses vÅ“ux la surveillance des mails universitaires. Cela avec l’accord de l’UniversitÃ© de Toronto et de l’universitÃ© Western Ontario. Du grand n’importe quoi.