CAUT seeks to intervene in Supreme Court appeal related to copyright

October 27, 2020
Following a recent announcement by the Supreme Court of Canada to hear appeals in the copyright litigation between York University and Access Copyright , the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) has announced it will seek to intervene. The case ruling by the Federal Court of Appeals is now being brought to the Supreme Court by both York University and the collective licencing agency, Access Copyright, as language around “what constitutes fair dealing” was unclear. “CAUT will urge the Supreme Court to decisively rule on what constitutes fair dealing for education purposes, and preserve the balance resulting from its previous decisions that enables public access to works, while balancing the rights of authors and creators to reasonable compensation,” said CAUT Executive Director David Robinson. CAUT (National)