ACCC Legal Counsel: Access Copyright Licence Provides "Little Value"

Michael Geist, Weblog, Sept 06, 2012
Commentary by Stephen Downes

According to the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) lawyer, Access Copyright's major accomplishment seems to be to get educational institutions (and their students) across the country to pay good money for nothing. "The majority of dealing authorized by the ACCC Model Licence no longer requires permission or payment of copyright royalties. There is therefore little value in signing the ACCC Model Licence. For those ACCC members currently operating under the Interim Tariff, the majority of dealing authorized by that tariff no longer requires permission or royalty payments. There is therefore little value in remaining in a tariff relationship with Access Copyright beyond August 31, 2012."

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