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CAUT makes submission to Copyright Board consultations

(Ottawa – 2 October, 2017) The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) has made recommendations to the federal government’s consultations on the efficiency of the Copyright Board of Canada.

The Board’s administration of copyright law in Canada has a profound impact on CAUT members and the education system as a whole. However, engaging the Board in its current structure is complex and expensive. 

“There is little to be gained by increasing the efficiency of the Board, if public-interest stakeholders continue to be excluded from the process,” says CAUT executive director David Robinson. “We are calling for wider participation by groups who are currently shut out by cost. More voices need to be heard. ”

The consultation closed on September 29. Read CAUT’s submission here