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The Daily Digital Lock Dissenter, Day 6: Canadian Federation of Students

The Canadian Federation of Students brings together over one-half million students from more than 80 university and college students’ unions across Canada.  The CFS has been vocal on copyright reform and provided the following comments on the digital lock rules:

While C-32 proposes a welcome expansion of fair dealing, the anti-circumvention provisions would prevent users from exercising this and all other rights granted to them by the act in any instance in which a digital lock is present. these provisions would allow corporate copyright owners to freely bypass users’ rights and exercise absolute control over what users are able to do with copyrighted works. these provisions would greatly limit what consumers can do with Cds, dvds, and other purchased media; how media outlets can use videos and other multimedia for news reporting; and how researchers can use media, software, and other copyrighted works in their research.

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October 11, 2011 3 comments News

Canadian Federation of Students Releases C-32 Position Paper

The Canadian Federation of Students has issued a comprehensive position paper on Bill C-32.  It calls for the adoption of a flexible fair dealing provision and raises questions about the inclusion of the digital lock rules.  At a minimum, it calls for a link between circumvention and an infringing purpose […]

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February 2, 2011 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

CAUT & CFS Publish Objection to Access Copyright Tariff

The Canadian Association of University Teachers and the Canadian Federation of Students have posted their joint objection to the proposed Access Copyright tariff.  CIPPIC is representing the CAUT and CFS in this case.  Sam Trosow provides a summary of their key points here.

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August 13, 2010 1 comment Must Reads

Canadian Federation of Students on C-32

The Canadian Federation of Students has released a member advisory on Bill C-32.  The advisory concludes that the bill "is a reasonable attempt at creating a balanced Copyright Act, however, it is fundamentally undermined by its blanket protection for digital locks."

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June 10, 2010 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Canadian Students on the Fight for Fair Copyright

The Canadian Federation of Students have launched a new video calling on students across the country to support the fight for fair copyright.  A French-language version is also available.

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May 28, 2010 41 comments News