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Newsletter - October 18, 2018
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The transformation continues

This fall has been a bountiful season for Copibec. Your copyright collective has made some major progress thanks to the out-of-court settlement with Université Laval, our new premises and our new teams!

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Executive Director’s update

The season started with the hearings to approve the out-of-court settlement agreement between Copibec and Université Laval. Justice Simon Hébert of the Quebec Superior Court will be announcing his decision in writing very soon.

The fall season also marks a major milestone in Copibec’s day-to-day operations. On October 6, our team moved out of its premises near Philips Square in downtown Montreal and into one of the large office towers on Sherbrooke Street. We’re now located at 550 Sherbrooke St. West, Suite 510, East Tower, Montreal, H3A 1B9. The new premises are great! We’d be pleased to give you a virtual tour!

Plus, some new faces have recently joined our team. These new team members complete the organizational transformation that we undertook last spring. We’ll let you know more about the scope of these changes in the coming weeks! Make sure you don’t miss anything by following us on Facebook and Twitter, and watch for our next newsletter!

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Copyright here and everywhere

New copyright directive adopted in Europe

In a majority vote on September 12, 2018, the European Union adopted the copyright reform that it had initially rejected in July. One of the directive’s provisions is that Web giants such as Google will be required to compensate copyright owners for sharing their content.

Read the article (in French) at Radio-Canada

Éditions Québec Amérique and Boréal team up for book distribution

Publishers Québec Amérique and Boréal have purchased distributor Dimedia. With this joint acquisition, they are ensuring the continued existence of the fourth largest distributor in Quebec.

Read the article (in French) in Le Devoir

Copyright: protection goes from 50 to 70 years after the death of the creator

We still don't know when and how this new directive will be applied. However, the Coalition pour la diversité culturelle, the Union des écrivaines et des écrivains québécois and the Association nationale des éditeurs de livres welcome this news. 

Read the article (in French) in Le Devoir

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Copibec has moved !

Copibec has a fresh new space. October got off to an exciting start for the Copibec team when we moved into a different office building. Our address is now:

550 Sherbrooke St. (...)

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