The ability to use and distribute content in the classroom every day is an important component to teaching in elementary and secondary schools.
Each time a substantial part of a copyright protected work is copied or distributed, permission must be obtained from rightsholders if the use is not covered by fair dealing or another exception under the Copyright Act. Getting permission each time could quickly become a substantial and time-consuming task.
Through the Access Copyright Elementary and Secondary School Tariff, 2005-2009, educators can legally copy what they need when they need it without having to personally obtain permission. Educators have immediate access, under the tariff, to photocopy portions of a comprehensive and vast repertoire of books, magazines, journals and newspapers.
The tariff was set by the Copyright Board of Canada in 2009 and applies to publicly funded schools in Canada outside Quebec.
The tariff does not cover schools located in Quebec or any K-12 independent schools. To find out more about copying under the tariff, please contact Access Copyright at 416-868-1620 (toll-free 1-800-893-5777) or email us.
Access Copyright has filed a proposed tariff with the Copyright Board for every elementary and secondary school outside Quebec, including K-12 independent schools, for 2010-2012.
Under the 2010-2012 tariff, you can also:
This tariff has not yet been certified by the Copyright Board of Canada.