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The Final Copyright Consultation Roundtable Summary: Who Said What

Although the government has still not posted the transcripts from the final two copyright roundtables, all ten have now been completed.  In all, 111 groups and individuals participated.  As the chart below shows, the music and publishing industries led the way with the most representatives, followed by film/movie, creators, collectives, libraries, and academics.  Most groups appeared once, the exceptions being ACTRA and the Songwriters Association of Canada (twice each).

Number of Appearances Groups/Individuals
  • Music Industry
  • Publishers
  • Film/Movie
  • Copyright Collectives
  • Performers, Artists and Writers
  • Library
  • Academics
  • ISPs
  • Civil Society
  • Students
  • Business Groups
  • Education
  • Other
  • Musicians/Songwriters
  • Museums
  • Broadcasters
  • Lawyers
  • First Nations Groups
  • Photographers
  • Software
  • Internet companies
  • Archivists
  • Blind

The top issues raised during the roundtables mirror the issues discussed in the thousands of submissions that have been posted online.  These include fair dealing, WIPO ratification, the approach on anti-circumvention, and ISP liability.  Other notable issues included crown copyright, statutory damages, and subject specific recommendations for photographers, archivists, and museums.  A full summary of key messages is posted below.

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