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Copyright & linking: Canadian universities sign agreement equating linking with photocopying

From: Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2012 13:05:27 -0500
Message-ID: <4F4139E7.3020609@arcanedomain.com>
To: "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
I can't verify the information in this report [1], but if accurate, it 
seems pertinent to our work on Copyright and Linking. Hmm, that link looks 
pretty generic. In case the content their changes, here's  brief excerpt:

"Toronto & Western Break Ranks to Sign Access Copyright Deal

The universities of Western Ontario and Toronto have signed a deal with 
Access. Copyright that allows for surveillance of faculty correspondence, 
unjustified restriction to copyrighted works and two million dollars in 
fees that will be passed along to students.

The agreement reached last month with the licensing agency includes 
provisions defining e-mailing hyperlinks as equivalent to photocopying a 
document, an annual $27.50 fee for every full-time equivalent student and 
surveillance of academic staff email."

The article goes on to describe critical reactions from a representative of 
the Canadian Association of University Teachers.

Noah

[1] http://www.cautbulletin.ca/
Received on Sunday, 19 February 2012 18:05:52 GMT

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