Canadian publishers call for renewed dialogue with universities on fair compensation to creators

In light of York University’s announcement that it will appeal last month’s Federal Court of Canada decision in Access Copyright vs York University, the ACP calls on York to stop relying on the copying policies that the Court found unfair, to end the illegal behaviours that result from those policies, and to re-engage in negotiations on fair compensation for the copying and use of copyright-protected material.

In light of York University’s announcement that it will appeal last month’s Federal Court of Canada decision in Access Copyright vs York University, the ACP calls on York to stop relying on the copying policies that the Court found unfair, to end the illegal behaviours that result from those policies, and to re-engage in negotiations on fair compensation for the copying and use of copyright-protected material.

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ACP releases submission on NAFTA and Canadian book publishing

In its submission to Global Affairs Canada’s consultations on the upcoming renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the ACP calls for maintenance of NAFTA’s cultural exception, a renewed commitment to Canadian ownership of cultural industries, and stronger protections for copyright and intellectual property. 

In its submission to Global Affairs Canada’s consultations on the upcoming renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the ACP calls for maintenance of NAFTA’s cultural exception, a renewed commitment to Canadian ownership of cultural industries, and stronger protections for copyright and intellectual property.

The first round of NAFTA negotiations is scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C., from August 16-20, 2017.

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ACP Welcomes the Government of Canada commitment to strong, domestic creative industries

The ACP is pleased to see initiatives related to book publishing within the Government of Canada’s Creative Canada Policy Framework, which was released by Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly last week.

The ACP is pleased to see initiatives related to book publishing within the Government of Canada’s Creative Canada Policy Framework, which was released by Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly last week. Support for an effective and well-funcioting copyright regime and continued support for the marketing and distribution of Canadian books through the Canada Book Fund are among the commitments made by the Minister.

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Federal Supports

Writers are eligible for funding through a variety of programs available through the Canada Council. The Canadian government offers a number of funding options to assist publishers with their publishing programs.

Writers grants

Canada Council *Please note that these grants are for professional writers.

Writers are eligible for funding through a variety of programs available through the Canada Council. For more information visit canadacouncil.ca/funding/grants.

Public Landing Right
The Canada Council distributes annual payments to Canadian authors through the Public Lending Right (PLR) Program as compensation for the free public access to their books through Canadian public libraries. The registration period is open from February 15 through May 1 each year. Visit www.plr-dpp.ca for more information.

Publishing Grants and Funding

The Canadian government offers a number of funding options to assist publishers with their publishing programs. Funding is available at both the federal and provincial level, and eligibility varies based on the types of grants and funding organizations. For more information on provincial grants and funding, please visit your provincial government’s website.

For more information on federal funding, please see the list below.

Department of Canadian Heritage

Funding program: Canada Book Fund

The Canada Book Fund (CBF) ensures access to a diverse range of Canadian-authored books nationally and internationally, by fostering a strong book industry that publishes and markets Canadian-authored books.

The CBF’s Support for Publishers stream has two components: Business Development and Publishing Support.

For more information, visit: canada.pch.gc.ca/eng/1449765951312/1449765951315

Canada Council for the Arts

Publishers of literary works are eligible for funding support through a range of programs offered by the Canada Council for the Arts.

For more information, visit: canadacouncil.ca/funding/grants

Independent publishers applaud Federal Court’s decision on Access Copyright v. York University

The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) welcomes the decision of the Federal Court in the case of Access Copyright v. York University.

The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) welcomes the decision of the Federal Court in the case of Access Copyright v. York University. The Court found that the guidelines around fair dealing are not fair and tariffs certified by the Copyright Board are enforceable.

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ACP to honour Kirk Howard and Michael Harrison at 2017 AGM

The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) is pleased to announce that Kirk Howard, founder…

The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) is pleased to announce that Kirk Howard, founder and president of Dundurn Press, will be presented with the President’s Award at the association’s 2017 Annual General Meeting. ACP is also delighted to present Michael Harrison with honorary lifetime membership in the association.

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ACP mourns the passing of Jim Douglas

It is with sadness that the Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) shares news of the passing …

It is with sadness that the Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) shares news of the passing of Jim Douglas, who died September 24 in Vancouver. We extend our condolences to Douglas’ family, and the many friends and colleagues who worked with him over the course of his storied career.

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