Free online materials could save schools billions

An article by Greg Toppo in USA TODAY talks about Open Access materials being built for K-2 students.

Canadians should be aware that the largest component of the fees collected by Access Copyright are destined to educational publishers, so replacing these old-economy publishers with Open Access would be extremely lucrative low-hanging-fruit. This would not only save provincial educational budgets millions of dollars, it would also reduce the financial and political power of one of the forces towards backward-facing copyright maximization in Canada.