UBC announced today that they ARE NOT signing the Access Copyright agreement. This is a sensible decision and one that speaks to what every university in Canada should do. If you are a Canadian institution that has not yet signed on to the Access Copyright/AUCC "license" pleae forward this to your decison-makers and encourage the same approach. I love the statement encapsulating why:
We believe we are taking the bolder, more principled and sustainable option, which best serves the fundamental and long-term interests of our academic community.
Finally. Leadership that stands up for the fundamental rights and freedoms of learners.