AUCC, Access Copyright reach agreement

April 17, 2012

On Monday, the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada and Access Copyright announced that they have negotiated a model licence that will enable universities to reproduce copyright-protected materials in both print and digital formats. The model licence will see universities pay Access Copyright a royalty of $26 per full-time-equivalent student per year. The royalty includes what used to be a separate 10ยข per page royalty for coursepack copying, so there will no longer be a separate royalty for this type of copying. The agreement will be in effect until December 31, 2015 and will renew automatically for one-year terms during which any party can terminate or request to renegotiate the agreement. AUCC News Release