Access Copyright Random Visits

PDAD&C #63, 2006-07


From: Vivek Goel, Vice-President and Provost
Date: June 5, 2007
Re: Access Copyright – Random Visits

As you should be aware, the University of Toronto has an agreement with Access Copyright, a copyright collective that represents most publishers, that allows faculty to copy certain printed materials and assemble them into course packs for sale to our students.  Within strict limits these copies may be made without seeking additional permissions.  We report on such copying through eLogs.

Access Copyright has advised the University that it will be conducting an analysis of coursepack production across Canada in the coming year in an effort to understand the coursepack needs of post-secondary institutions and to assist institutions in correctly reporting coursepack copying.  Please note that as part of this process Access Copyright representatives will visit randomly-selected post-secondary institutions and purchase coursepacks.  These coursepacks will then be compared to the information submitted in their eLogs.

At the University of Toronto, in order to provide convenient course pack services and to ensure that we meet our contractual obligations, the Custom Courseware Department of the University of Toronto Press has been established to produce course packs.  The Press also handles all reporting and royalty requirements directly with Access Copyright.  For more information, please contact the Custom Courseware Department at 416-640-5333 ext 6219 or or visit  Please note that the submission deadlines for the 2007-2008 academic year are as follows:

August 1, 2007 for submission of Fall 2007 course packages and November 26, 2007 for submission of Spring/ Winter 2008 course packages.

For answers to frequently asked questions on this and other copyright issues, please see “Copyright FAQs for University of Toronto Instructors” on the Office of Teaching Advancement website at