The Liberal Party has launched a petition calling for an amendment to the Bill C-11 digital lock rules. Consistent with views expressed from business groups, creator associations, consumer groups, and education associations, the petition calls for an amendment that would link circumvention to actual copyright infringement. It does so by amending Section 41 of the bill by adding the words “for any infringing purpose” to the definition of circumvent.
The petition is in addition to the Open Media Say No campaign (which allows users to sign a petition and email MPs on digital locks, SOPA-style reforms and fair dealing) and the ability for Canadians to email committee MPs directly. With clause-by-clause review slated for Monday, this is one of the last opportunities to speak out on the future of Canadian copyright law.