Category: Copyright

Positive movement on Marrakesh Treaty by Canadian Government

CULC/CBUC and other interested organizations, including CELA, has noted that the Government has introduced (on April 24th) a bill that will make amendments to the Copyright Act to allow Canada to accede to and implement the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled. […]

GOVERNMENT INTRODUCES COPYRIGHT AMENDMENTS

In Economic Action Plan 2015, the Government signalled its intention to amend the Copyright Act in order to implement and accede to the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled (the Marrakesh Treaty). The Marrakesh Treaty establishes international norms to help facilitate access […]

CULC/CBUC Member Briefing – Copyright Legislation and Supreme Court Rulings

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 @ 1:00 pm Eastern (10 am Pacific; 2 pm Atlantic) Teleconference Access: HAS BEEN EMAILED TO CEO MEMBERS FOR USE WITHIN THEIR INSTITUTION Speaker: Paul Whitney, former City Librarian, Vancouver Public Library and recognized Copyright Expert Moderator: Catherine Biss, Chair, CULC/CBUC and CEO, Markham Public Library As most are aware Bill […]

Bill C-32 Goes to Committee & Writers Groups launch full-scale attack

A coalition of writers groups have launched a full-scale attack on C-32 reforms such as fair dealing, interlibrary loans, the remix exception, and format shifting Their brief to the Ministers is posted below. Writers Rights to Ministers Brief Michael Geist has provided a lengthy response at the following: www.michaelgeist.ca CULC/CBUC’s Copyright Committee will meet to […]

CULC/CBUC commends government for Bill C-32 (Copyright); still some changes requested

The Canadian Urban Libraries Council (CULC) / Conseil des Bibliothèques Urbaines du Canada spend time at their Spring meeting in Edmonton analyzing and discussing the newly released bill C-32. CULC/CBUC will continue to analyze and will be further communicating on the issue of the problems that digital locks impose on public libraries in their mandate […]