CASA objects to proposed Access Copyright royalty rates applied to PSE

August 11, 2010

In a statement of objection to the Copyright Board regarding the recently proposed Access Copyright royalty rates specific to post-secondary institutions, the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations believes the proposed tariff lacks recognition of rights under Fair Dealing or other exceptions. CASA also takes issue with the exorbitant rate proposed -- a 10-fold increase from the previous inflation-indexed royalty rate. CASA states the reporting requirements mandated by the proposed tariff may compel academic institutions to breach non-disclosure agreements, collective agreements, and other contracts. CASA statement of objection | Copyright Board