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Copyright Board's interim tariff is mandatory and enforceable against York University, Federal Court rules

Friday, July 14, 2017 @ 12:08 PM | By Amanda Jerome

The Federal Court has ruled that an interim tariff issued by the Copyright Board of Canada that is directed at post-secondary institutions is mandatory and applies to York University.

Ariel Katz, University of TorontoThe decision means that the Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency — a collective of creators and publishers, set up under the Copyright Act, that licenses the reproduction of its copyrighted holdings to users, collects license fees and distributes royalties — can enforce the tariff against the Toronto university.

“The interim tariff is mandatory and...