Opting Out of Access Copyright

Opting Out of Access Copyright

UBC has announced a permanent departure from membership with Access Copyright, the national non-profit organization that oversees copyright licensing for course materials, after a two-year trial period managing copyright in-house. In 2010, when Access Copyright announced significant fee increases, UBC became the first university in Canada to opt out of the agreement. Now, despite a new copyright deal drafted by the Association of Colleges and Universities, UBC has decided to continue managing copyright on its own, keeping costs down for students and allowing the university to explore new uses of digital materials in the classroom.

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