Access Copyright pleased to see important copyright review underway

Thursday, December 14, 2017

On December 13th, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, in conjunction with the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, launched the mandated review of the Copyright Act to be conducted by the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology.

Access Copyright is pleased to see this important review underway. Since the Copyright Modernization Act in 2012, creators and publishers have experienced a drastic reduction in their income for the use of their work by the education sector. This important review heralds a critical opportunity to re-examine the role that copyright plays for both creators and users and address the Value Gap caused by 2012 amendments to the Act to ensure continued access to outstanding Canadian content for our classrooms.

Access Copyright is a proud supporter of I Value Canadian Stories, an initiative spearheaded by a coalition of associations across the creative industries who are calling on the federal government to restore fair compensation to creators and publishers for the use of their works by the education sector during this review. To learn more and get involved, visit