ACP statement on litigation between K-12 sector and Access Copyright

The Association of Canadian Publishers notes that Access Copyright has served and filed its Statement of Defence and Counterclaim in the legal action initiated by Ontario school boards and the Ministries of Education for all provinces and territories except Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec. Together those plaintiffs are seeking to recover more than $25 million collected by Access Copyright under a legally certified tariff for the period of 2010-2012.

Download the press release.

ACP launches Canadian Book Publishing Diversity Baseline Survey

The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) has launched a baseline survey to measure diversity in the Canadian book industry. Inspired by the Lee & Low Diversity Baseline Survey, the survey will measure the diversity of English-language Canadian book publishing workplaces.

The survey will be online until September 7, 2018 at 5:00 pm EDT and will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. A link to the survey can be found below:

Complete the Canadian Book Publishing Diversity Baseline Survey Now

Class action settlement regarding copyright: Copibec and Université Laval

On June 19, Copibec and Université Laval announced they had reached an amicable settlement, ending the class action that Copibec had filed on behalf of creators and publishers against Université Laval in 2014.

On June 19, Copibec and Université Laval announced they had reached an amicable settlement, ending the class action that Copibec had filed on behalf of creators and publishers against Université Laval in 2014.

A legal Notice to Members has been issued. Authors and publishers are invited to read it and share with their networks.

No action is required on your behalf to be a member of the group or to receive compensation. 

The notice and the settlement agreement are available on Copibec’s website:
Legal Notice:  www.copibec.ca/en/legal-notice
Settlement Agreement: https://www.copibec.ca/en/settlement-agreement

Updates related to the settlement will be posted on Copibec’s website.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].