Date: Tue, Jun 30, 2015 at 11:40 AM
Subject: Access Copyright - Post-Secondary Educational Institution Tariffs, 2011-2013 and 2014-2017 - Notice of the Board - June 30, 2015 [CB-CDA 2015-042]
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Secretary General | Secrétaire général
Copyright Board of Canada | Commission du droit d'auteur du Canada
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- The Board evidently is of the “preliminary view” that it intends, inexplicably, to go along with AC’s request that it “revisit” its December 4, 2013 ruling denying consolidation. Now, and potentially controversially, the Board seems intent on consolidating Tariffs for the years 2011-2013 and for the years 2014-2017, a request that the Board had quite convincingly denied on December 4, 2013. In that brief ruling, the Board rightly raised complexities potentially arising from AC’s claims to payment for linking, hyperlinking and “making available”.
- The Board evidently intends proceed with an oral hearing in 2016
- The hearing will be effectively unopposed (apart from Mr. Maguire, I am unware of any remaining objectors or interveners), following withdrawal of the two main objectors – AUCC and ACCC. As I have previously indicated, this withdrawal has never been publicly explained, but may well be for budgetary reasons, since AUCC and ACCC had already by mid-2012 spent almost three million that we know aboutto accomplish apparently little if anything other than providing a huge amount of interrogatory information for the benefit of AC and to reach model agreements that have been widely rejected by their own members.