Canada’s copyright regime needs input from additional voices to support an update: Opinion

October 6, 2022
In a recent article in University Affairs, Michal Jaworski discusses challenges with Canada’s copyright regime and compensation for writers. Jaworski writes that in the decade since 2012 – the year that parliament amended copyright law to include copying for educational purposes – the publishing community has become increasingly concerned about the losses Canadian authors have suffered from educators adopting liberal interpretations of their rights. The author discusses the implications of Canadian educational institutions increasing spending on classroom content, declines in author revenues, and increased access to digital content. He concludes with a call for the federal government to create a statement of intent that will focus on ensuring Canada’s copyright regime is effective for everyone. University Affairs (Editorial)