Professional Issues

Call for Participants: Media Access & Copyright Working Groups 2022-2023, Film & Media Studies Association of Canada

The Media Access and Copyright (MAC) Working Group of the Film and Media Studies Association of Canada (FMSAC) has recently published its report, How Copyright Impedes Creativity and Learning, and How Canadian Media Studies Communities Can Take Action.

Andrew Burke, President of the FMSAC, invites ACCUTE members whose research and teaching integrates film, television, and other media forms to access a full copy of the report here. A translation of the report into French will be available in Fall 2022.

The MAC group is continuing its work in 2022-23, extending the investigations of the recently published report to think further about the impact of copyright legislation on classroom practice, scholarly research, and creative practice.

MAC is already interdisciplinary in nature, comprising film and media scholars, librarians, and copyright experts. If ACCUTE members wish to participate in the 2022-23 MAC working groups or would simply like to learn more about the MAC initiative, please contact the co-chairs of MAC, Rumi Graham ( and Aaron Taylor ( Further details about the focus of the 2022-23 MAC working groups is available in the Call for Participants.

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