Library and Archives Canada has released the public responses to its 2007 Canadian Digital Information Strategy. The consultation generated a significant number of responses with many submissions urging the LAC to adopt a stronger position on copyright reform. Key issues include: freeing up orphan works removing restrictive crown copyright provisions […]
Archive for February, 2008
The protests are beginning to mount over Bill C-10, which includes an overlooked provision that would allow the Canadian Heritage Minister to deny tax credits to films or television show projects deemed offensive. A Facebook group on the issue has attracted hundreds of members in a matter of hours.
ARL, SPARC, and CARL have joined forces to create CreateChangeCanada, a site devoted to open access issues.
The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage released its much anticipated report on CBC and public broadcasting. While the immediate attention is understandably on the funding-related recommendations, the report features several pages on network neutrality. The Committee notes that: Network non-neutrality could have significant consequences for CBC/Radio-Canada since it is not […]
The Liberals argued during Question Period today that Industry Minister Jim Prentice should step aside on the copyright file in light of Conservative Party infringement issue. House Leader Peter Van Loan responded that the issue has been settled.