Students react to YorkU, Access Copyright decision

July 20, 2017

The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations has issued a release stating that it is “deeply concerned” with the recent Federal Court ruling against York University in its legal battle with Access Copyright. The ruling determined that the fair dealing guidelines followed by many Canadian postsecondary institutions were not a fair and justifiable implementation of the Supreme Court’s test to determine copyright infringement. CASA argues that this ruling might limit students’ access to quality PSE in the future. “The Federal Court’s ruling has the potential to disrupt the balance between protecting both user and creator rights, which could result in excessive copyright infringement claims,” said CASA Executive Director Michael McDonald. CASA