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Canadian DMCA To Be Introduced This Spring

The Hill Times reports this week (issue still not online) that the Conservative government will introduce copyright reform legislation this spring provided that there is no election.  The paper points to two main changes from the Liberals Bill C-60 – tougher anti-circumvention legislation (ie. DMCA-style laws that ban devices that can be used to circumvent as well as provisions that block all circumvention subject to the odd exception) and an educational exception that will provide for free access to web-based materials.

If this report is true, the bill will be remarkable in its ability generate more opposition than any prior copyright bill in Canadian history.  From a policy perspective, it is a disaster – dangerous and unnecessary laws to support DRM and an educational exception that does little to address the needs of the education community while encouraging even greater use of DRM. 

From a political perspective, it is even worse.  Who will oppose the bill?  For starters:

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April 15, 2007 32 comments News

Election Questions

While Sam Bulte provides some election answers, the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada has posed a series of new questions to the political parties.  I must admit that I find the questions incredibly disappointing.  The AUCC chose to ask essentially the same question in nine different ways.  That […]

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December 16, 2005 Comments are Disabled News