Item - 2016.EX11.15

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on February 3, 2016 without amendments.
  • This item was considered by the Executive Committee on January 28, 2016 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on February 3, 2016.

EX11.15 - E-Book Advocacy

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on February 3 and 4, 2016, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council request the Department of Canadian Heritage and Industry Canada to investigate current e-book pricing practices of multinational publishers as part of any upcoming statutory review of the Copyright Act.

Background Information (Committee)

(December 21, 2015) Letter from the City Librarian on E-Book Advocacy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-87180.pdf
(November 23, 2015) Report from the City Librarian on E-Book Advocacy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-87181.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Feb-03-2016 10:14 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX11.15 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 37 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 8 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Giorgio Mammoliti, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson

Declared Interests (City Council)

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor James Pasternak - as his spouse works for the Toronto Public Library

EX11.15 - E-Book Advocacy

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council request the Department of Canadian Heritage and Industry Canada to investigate current e-book pricing practices of multinational publishers as part of any upcoming statutory review of the Copyright Act.

Origin

(December 21, 2015) Letter from the City Librarian

Summary

The Toronto Public Library Board, at its meeting on November 23, 2015, adopted the following motion in considering the E-Book Advocacy report (November 23, 2015) from the City Librarian.

 

It is recommended that the Toronto Public Library Board:


1. seeks Toronto City Council’s endorsement of a motion, requesting the Department of Canadian Heritage and Industry Canada to investigate current e-book pricing practices of multinational publishers as part of any upcoming statutory review of the Copyright Act; and


2. authorizes and directs staff to take the necessary action to give effect thereto.

 

Attached is a copy of the report adopted by the Library Board at the November 23, 2015 meeting for Executive Committee consideration.

Background Information

(December 21, 2015) Letter from the City Librarian on E-Book Advocacy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-87180.pdf
(November 23, 2015) Report from the City Librarian on E-Book Advocacy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-87181.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)

Declared Interests

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor James Pasternak - as it relates to the Toronto Public Library, as his wife works for the Toronto Public Library.
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council