Copyright law regulates an essential part of academic life – the creation and use of literary or artistic works. Given the importance of this law, academic staff make every effort to ensure that it serves the public interest well – protecting both creators and users of documents and facilitating access to content, for educational and research purposes. In contrast, major publishing companies are pushing to restrict access to works to maximize their profits.
The past success of the education community must be defended, losses mitigated and new rights advanced. Academic staff across Canada must stand up for #FairCopyright.
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