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Knopf-Alternative to CanCopy - Collective - 1999

Knopf-Alternative to CanCopy - Collective - 1999

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Published by Howard Knopf
Knopf - 1999 - Proposal for an alternative collective to CanCopy - predecessor to Access Copyright
Knopf - 1999 - Proposal for an alternative collective to CanCopy - predecessor to Access Copyright

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INTELLECTUALPROPERTYJOURNAL
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1999HowardP.Knopf.Mr.KnopfisCounseltoShapiro,CohenofOttawa,Canada.Theviewsexpressedhereindonotnecessarilyreflectthoseofanyofhisclientsorhisfirm.ThispaperwasoriginallypresentedinEnglishattheCanadianAssociationofLawTeachersconferenceinSherbrooke,QuebeconJune3,1999aspartoftheannualCongressoftheSocialSciencesandHumanitiesandwasfirstPublishedinSeptember,1999inthejournal
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110INTELLECTUALPROPERTYJOURNAL,14I.PJ.,December
19991
CONTENTS
1.INTRODUCTION.................................................1102.BACKGROUND__1123.THE1988COPYRIGHTAMENDMENTS............................1154.THE1997BILLC-32AMENDMENTS_..........liS5.THESUCCESSFULPOLITICSOFCOLLECTIVEMOVEMENT........II?6.THEESSENCEOFTHEBARGAINWITHCANCOPY...............1197.LEGALQUESTIONSCONCERNINGTHECANCOPYSCHEME.......1208.LEGALCHALLENGESTOCANCOPY_.......1229.ESTABLISHINGACOMPETINGCOLLECTIVE......................123(a)TheOption................................................124(b)Analysis..................................................12S(c)ANewCollective?127(d)CanTwoCollectivesCo-Exist?...............................129(e)FormofNewCollective.....................................13010.CANADIANNON-COPYRIGHTPRECEDENTS......................13011.FINANCINGOFANEWCOLLECTIVE............13012.ADMINISTRATION,FACULTYCENTREDORINDEPENDENTCOLLECTIVE?...................................................13113.CASHFLOWS,.............................13114.CONCLUSION132IS.APPENDIX1.....................................................132(a)The"Outsider"Problem............................132(b)BillC-32andtheOutsiderProblem............................137
1.
INTRODUCTION
FewCanadianacademicsexpect,oractuallyeverreceive,anyremunerationforthephotocopyingoftheirscholarlyworks.However,quiteapartfromallofthemoneyspentatthepostsecondarylevelbyinstitutions,facultyandstudentsinCanadafortextbooks,journals,databases,libraryacquisitions,subscriptions,computersoftwareandthecountlessotherproductsthatembodyintellectualproperty,theCanadianpostsecondarysysteminEnglishCanadaaloneiscurrentlypayingabout$5.5millionayeartoasmallbutrichorganization

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