In an effort to address the endlessly festering dispute between publishers and creators over distribution of royalties raised by Access Copyright, the collective commissioned an independent factfinding study from Martin Friedland, emeritus professor of law at U of T and veteran of many commissions of inquiry and other disputed territories.
Friedland’s report, delivered February 15, 2007 was kept secret for a year by Access Copyright but is now a public document (as Friedland’s agreement with the collective required). The Writers’ Union of Canada distributed the Report with a press release on February 15. It is available at www.writersunion.ca.
Update: Following the Writers’ Union distribution, Access Copyright made both the report and its response available on its website.