May 26, 2022

Quebec Publishers/Authors Organization Provides Notice Re: Class Action Copyright Infringement Lawsuit vs. Université Laval


As part of the class action against Université Laval, a legal notice to members has been issued. Authors and publishers worldwide are invited to read it and share with their networks.

Read the Legal Notice

From the Notice

The class action, which was filed in Quebec City and authorized on February 8, 2017 by the Quebec Court of Appeal, is intended to establish that Université Laval and its employees, as part of their teaching and research activities, infringed the patrimonial and moral rights recognized under the Copyright Act by reproducing copyrighted literary, dramatic and artistic works, making them available and communicating them to the public without permission from the copyright owners or their representatives, by failing to identify the creators of the work and by infringing the integrity of the work.


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UPDATE (Sept. 19): COPIBEC Contre L’université Laval: Un Recours Collectif Controversé  (via IMPACT Campus) ||| Translation via Google



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