Access Copyright lawsuit against York is first test of fair-dealing guidelines

Rosanna Tamburri, Informatics in Education, Oct 31, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

The court case filed by Access Copyright against York University is being cited as a test of the meaning of fair dealing, but it is as much a test of a large monopoly's deep pockets against a small university's financial reserves and will. And what Access is mostly against is the decision by York - and other universities - to shed the 'protection' of the blanket license. "Nice university you have there. It would be a shame if anything happened to it."

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