A Fair and Better Way Forward

The 2012 amendments to the Copyright Act, combined with the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Alberta (Education) et al. v Access Copyright carved out a small but significant fair dealing allowance for schools. However, those amendments did not eliminate the need for collective licensing in educational institutions. Nor do they justify copying practices that will have a devastating impact on the market for published materials.

Economic Impacts of the Educational Sector’s Fair Dealing

PwC has assessed the actual and expected market impacts of the implementation of the Fair Dealing Guidelines (also referred to as “Guidelines”) adopted in 2012 by the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), Association of Universities and Colleges Canada (AUCC), and Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan).