Universities welcome passage of copyright bill

June 19, 2012

On Tuesday, the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada applauded the passage of the Copyright Modernization Act, Bill C-11. The AUCC says the bill will “update Canada’s copyright legislation and help to balance the needs of researchers, students and professors with those of creators.” The Canadian Association of University Teachers and the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations were happy with many of the bill’s modernizations but criticized the digital locks provision, which allows content producers to lock content even in fair use dealings. AUCC News Release | CASA News Release