The CAUT reports that Minister Gary Goodyear, who holds responsibility for science and technology, threatened to withhold federal budget funding to the SSHRC over its support of a controversial academic conference.
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The CBC.ca posts copyright wish lists for ACTRA, CAIP, CAUT, CLA, ITAC, ESA, and PIAC.
CBC.ca runs a feature on the current copyright consulation and the technology community concerns that copyright laws not hinder the potential for new innovation.
Sam Trosow points to a new advisory from the Canadian Association of University Teachers on fair dealing. The advisory does a terrific job of explaining the breadth and limits of fair dealing in Canada. More importantly, it urges action — legislative action to preserve the Supreme Court of Canada's analysis […]
The "copyright balance" is a challenge that every country faces, yet the choices that each makes says a lot about which concerns are prioritized. Bill C-61 says virtually nothing about the prospect that teachers may find themselves locked out of materials that they need for the classroom, a position that sends an unfortunate signal about where education ranks as a governmental priority. The impact of anti-circumvention legislation has attracted significant criticism from some teachers groups, including the Canadian Association of University Teachers (Executive Director Jim Turk noted that "in prohibiting all circumvention, the proposed legislation will lock down a vast amount of digital material, preventing its use for research, education and innovation") and the Film Studies Association of Canada.
Other countries have pursued a different approach with respect to teaching and anti-circumvention legislation.