Information Regarding the Copyshop Licence and the Proposed Access Copyright Post-Secondary Educational Institutions Tariff, 2011 - 2013
On March 30, 2010, Access Copyright filed a proposed tariff with the Copyright Board of Canada to cover the reproduction of published works in post-secondary educational institutions.
Unlike Access Copyright's past licences where post-secondary educational institutions paid a flat fee per FTE student to cover day-to-day photocopying and students paid a per-page copyright royalty when purchasing a coursepack, the tariff proposes a single FTE rate per student that will cover both of these uses as well as digital uses in the post-secondary educational sector.
If the tariff is certified as proposed, the flat fee per FTE will mean that coursepacks can be created and provided to students without payment of an additional per page copyright fee because the fee would have already been paid by the post-secondary institution. This means that, if the final tariff is certified as proposed, copyshops serving the post-secondary community will no longer have a separate licence with Access Copyright. However, the institution may authorize a subcontractor (such as a copyshop) to make copies on its behalf under a written agreement. This will enable copyshops to maintain relationships with the post-secondary institutions while only charging for the production and administrative costs associated with the coursepacks.
For more information on the copyshop licence and the Proposed Access Copyright Post-Secondary Educational Institutions Tariff, 2011 - 2013, please click here.