The federal parliament is reviewing the Copyright Act. It is essential that academic staff make their voices heard during this process.
Copyright law regulates an essential part of academic life - the creation, ownership and use of literary and artistic works. Because of the law’s importance, educators have worked hard to successfully ensure it serves the public good – protecting both the creators and users of material and allowing ready access to learning and research content. In contrast, large corporate publishers have pushed in the opposite direction, determined to establish legislation that allows them to maximize profit by restricting access to material.
Now, as parliament undertakes its copyright review, the education community’s past success must be defended, and new rights advanced. CAUT and academic staff from across Canada are advocating for fair copyright.