Pay your copying bill, or pay a much bigger bill
[A]fter the last Copyright Act change in 2012, schools, colleges, and universities in Canada unilaterally decided this particular kind of fairness no longer applied to them. Instead, they take hundreds of millions of copies per year for free, claiming it is a “fair dealing” under the new law.
It’s not fair. That’s been proven in two recent litigations and, importantly, at Copyright Board proceedings. The message has been sent to education — pay your copying bills or stop copying. Yet the copying continues, and no money flows to creative professionals. The cultural sector is bleeding out at a rate of over $30-million per year.