Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Update on Access Copyright's Political Donation Policy

I can now belatedly update an earlier posting following up on Jack Granatstein's correspondence with Access Copyright.

Access is getting out of the political donation business. Good move, Maureen. Hopefully, other collectives and trade associations will follow suit and soon.

I've got lots of issues left with Access Copyright - but here's one where they've changed course and got it right both quickly and decisively.

Here is the relevant part of an e-mail sent to Professor Granatstein, posted here with his permission. (with contact info removed)


----- Original Message -----
From: Maureen Cavan
To: Jack Granatstein
Cc: Board of directors
Sent: Friday, March 10, 2006 10:16 AM
Subject: political donations

Dear Jack,
After consideration by the Access Copyright Task Force on Governance and further debate at a Board meeting on March 2, 2006, the following motion was passed unanimously by the Board of Directors of Access Copyright:
"That Access Copyright refrain from making any contributions to any political party or individual candidate."

Best regards,
Maureen Cavan
Executive Director
Access Copyright

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