Other People's Money: Why AUCC Signed the Most Expensive Copyright Insurance Policy in Cdn History

Michael Geist, Weblog, Apr 26, 2012
Commentary by Stephen Downes

The story is in the headline: it didn't really cost universities more to sign the deal, since they simply pass the cost straight on to students. Perhaps they're not noticing hundreds of thousands of students in the streets of Montreal over this sort of thinking. "The AUCC decision to sign the model licence represents a stunning abdication of leadership that will cost students millions of dollars and slow innovation in Canada's higher education community. So why sign an agreement when there are other options? Expensive additional insurance policies are easy to sign when someone else is paying the bill."
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