The University in question also states in its guidelines that:
This Canadian copyright licensing agency administers rights, collects royalties and distributes payment to the majority of our rights holders. (an ‘Exclusions List’ of publishers not covered by Access Copyright available through Bookstore)."I don't know what is meant by "majority of our rights holders". However, the extent of AC's actual repertoire - especially that of interest to the university - is shrouded in mystery. AC's actual repertoire has never been publicly disclosed. I have never heard that it amounts to a "majority" in any sense of the required repertoire. This is a point that could have been very vigorously pursued at the Copyright Board, and should be if the hearing goes on.
PS - the above institution is Kwantlen Polytechnic University http://bit.ly/QYMgjD
It has apparently chosen to ignore the carefully considered views of its faculty and students and has signed the #ACdeal