Canadian Universities have one week to reject an insane copyright licensing deal that raises the cost of course materials by more than 600%

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4 Responses to “Canadian Universities have one week to reject an insane copyright licensing deal that raises the cost of course materials by more than 600%”

  1. SedanChair says:

    I love your headline. Unfortunately it caused me to die of a stroke (spirit is typing ATM) but good job!

  2. dougr650 says:

    When I first read the headline and started to read the article, I was completely outraged.  “600%!  That is indeed (as promised in the headline) insane! ”

    Then I got to the bottom of the article, where it was stated that the original cost was $4 per student per year and that it was going up to $26/student/year.  Ah, hmmm.  So that’s around 1/6th the cost of one single textbook for one semester.  I would not even notice that cost increase at all, if it were not pointed out to me.

    Outrage lost.  Yes, that is a large sum of money if you add up the contribution for all of the students, and it is in support of greedy bastards running a “Copyright Collective,” which surely we all must revile.  But honestly, the university will just tack on a round $30 per student, and each student will have to somehow make do without that $30.  Considering how much tuition and all other expenses have gone up, this is almost the last thing in the world that I would even care about.

  3. Palomino says:

    Just wait till  they start bundling. 

  4. SoItBegins says:

    I’m sooo glad my town’s university has decided to break with Access Copyright.

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