- The committee recommended the immediate ratification of the World Intellectual Property Organizations Internet treaties. The government, however, announced that it plans to implement provisions found in the treaties, but will delay ratification for the moment.
- The committee recommended the establishment of a notice and takedown system for Internet service providers that would encourage ISPs to remove content upon receipt of an allegation of copyright infringement. The government announced that it plans to establish a more balanced notice and notice system that requires a court order prior to the removal of content.
- The committee recommended the creation of an extended license that would force the education community to pay millions of dollars for publicly-available Internet materials. The government shelved this entire proposal, calling for broader consultation on the issue.
- The committee recommended reforms to photographers copyright, without protections for the privacy and economic interests of the general public. The government indicated that it plans to include an important exception for commissioned photographs for personal or domestic use.
- The committee cautioned against electronic delivery of interlibrary loans, suggesting that a new license might be warranted. The government committed to an amendment to allow libraries to directly deliver certain copyrighted materials electronically.
Add in the key provision in the package -- an anti-circumvention approach that is tied to copyright infringement (and therefore subject to the fair dealing defence, though not a private copying defence), and you have got a genuine attempt at balance within the provisions on the table.