Federation of Ontario Public Libraries

Wanda Noel is a lawyer and copyright expert well acquainted with the needs of Ontario Public Libraries. Last year she provided an opinion on Access Copyright Canada renewals for all FOPL members. There is a lot happening in the copyright arena in 2014 and Wanda is very involved in representing the interests of libraries and allied sectors.

Presentation Slides found HERE

This update is timed to follow this year’s Copyright Board hearings and we can expect some early insights.

This update would provide a description of the following current copyright activities:

  • the two ongoing Access Copyright tariff proceedings at the Copyright Board (one involving K to 12 schools and the other post-secondary educational institutions);
  • the litigation in the Ontario Superior Court between Access Copyright and York University;
  • a description of some of the recent consequences of the bringing into force of the Copyright Modernization Act;
  • a description of some of the current consequences of the decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada on fair dealing; and
  • how 1 to 4 impact on the operations of public libraries in Ontario.

Presentation Slides found HERE

Audio Recording: http://ola.adobeconnect.com/p4pu8f6ydyj/