Education groups welcome copyright reforms

June 4, 2010

The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada and the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations are pleased new legislation to amend the Copyright Act includes the expansion of fair dealing to include the category of "education." AUCC also welcomes educational amendments that will allow the presentation of films in classrooms and the recording of lessons that students can access at the time of their choosing. Like the Canadian Association of University Teachers and the Canadian Federation of Students, AUCC is also concerned about the prohibition against circumventing digital encryption. The Copyright Consortium of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada supports the legislation as it allows students and educators " to have fair and reasonable access to publicly available Internet materials in their educational pursuits." AUCC News Release | CMEC News Release | CASA News Release