CFLA-FCAB develops and promotes its library community’s positions on copyright; oversees the development of appropriate positions and supporting documentation and strategies; and fosters the optimal degree of collaboration and alignment on copyright advocacy across the Canadian library communities.


Access Copyright Tariffs Confirmed Not Mandatory
Contract Override
Modernizing Crown Copyright
Fair Dealing
Indigenous knowledge and the Copyright Act
Technical Protection Measures

Briefs and Letters

CFLA-FCAB Brief to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology
Home (INDU) on the statutory review of the Copyright Act
CFLA-FCAB Brief on the Reform of the Copyright Board of Canada (September 2017)
Crown Copyright – Library and Archival Community Letter to Ministers


Webinar: Being and Intervenor in a Court Case PPT  /  Webinar Recording
Fair Dealing Canada
Access Copyright v York University – an overview of the Federal Court decision


Brief to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Trade (INDU)
Cross-Canada Copyright Consultations
Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) promotional tools for fair copyright

Copyright Committee

All matters relating to copyright are managed by the CFLA-FCAB Copyright Committee

Marrakesh Treaty

Marrakesh Treaty
Canada’s accession
Guide to implementing
Getting Started Implementing the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities A practical guide for librarians – Canadian Version

Questions or Comments?

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