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Briefs & Reports

This updated issue of CAUT’s Education Review highlights what is at stake in the on-going parliamentary review of the Copyright Act and impacts on copyright of the recently negotiated Canada-US-Mexico free trade agreement. Currently, the Act balances just remuneration for authors and allowing educators and researchers to make knowledge accessible. Corporate publishers are working hard to change the balance to restrict the use of copyrighted works in the education sector.
As copyright term extension has been agreed to in the USMCA, CAUT has amended its July recommendations in an effort to ensure that the Copyright Act effectively balance the needs of all groups and communities within Canada.
Here is CAUT's brief to the Standing Committee on Heritage on the issue of remuneration models for artists and creative industries. Members write tens of thousands of articles, books and other works every year, making CAUT Canada’s largest creator group and a strong proponent of authors’ rights.
CAUT strives for fair working conditions, compensation and benefits to foster quality teaching and innovative research while advancing equity and human rights within the profession.
On March 20, 2017, Professor Andrew Potter, Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC), published an article in Maclean’s magazine entitled “How a snowstorm exposed Quebec’s real problem: social malaise,” reflecting on the March 15, 2017 blizzard that left hundreds of motorists stranded. (English only)