Canadian students face higher Course Pack costs after University of Toronto ends Access Copyright License

According to an article in the student magazine Varsity, the brave new world which was to be ushered in by the changes in Canadian copyright legislation in 2012 has turned sour for students at the University of Toronto.

The University ended its licensing agreement with Access Copyright in December 2013, preferring to rely on the fair dealing provisions of the Copyright Act but its new Fair Dealing Guidelines (FDG) mean that some student are now having to pay nearly twice as much for their Course Packs than they did when there was a license from Access Copyright. The main reason is that the FDG covers only 10% of a work while the old license included 20%.
Read more from Iris Robin in Varsity