Memorial University announced today that “they received a revised AUCC Model Licence from Access Copyright which incorporates changes suggested by AUCC member institutions. As even Memorial University noted, “the changes are minor”.
None of the issues pointed out by the NLLA such as the problematic definition of copying or the restrictions that impact research, teaching and learning, are part of the revisions and remain unchanged. The NLLA does not see the revised license as an improvement and continues to advise Memorial University not to sign it.
Eight Canadian universities have already publicly stated that they will not sign the model license, including University of British Columbia, Athabasca University, University of Windsor, University of Winnipeg, York University, University of New Brunswick, University of Waterloo, and Mount Royal University.
The revised license can be viewed on Memorial University’s copyright webpage.