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UK To Introduce Wide Range of Copyright Exceptions

The UK government has announced plans to introduce a wide range of copyright exceptions. The plan includes a new private copying right that will permit personal copying of content onto any medium (including personal cloud storage) for personal use. The personal copying right will not require further payment or a levy system. Canada enacted a similar reform this year, though the levy remains for copying of sound recordings onto some media. The UK reforms will also include a fair dealing exception for non-commercial use of materials in teaching. The summary of UK reforms include:

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December 20, 2012 7 comments News

Setting the Record Straight: 32 Questions and Answers on C-32’s Digital Lock Provisions, Part Two

Yesterday's post on the 32 Questions and Answers on Bill C-32's digital lock provisions focused on general issues in the bill, including compliance with WIPO, the penalty provisions, and their constitutional validity.  Today's post discusses the shortcomings in the anti-circumvention exceptions that are included in C-32.  With the exception of a new exception for cellphone unlocking, the exceptions are the same as those found in C-61 and a virtual mirror of the U.S. DMCA. For those that want it all in a single package, I've posted the full series as PDF download.

C-32's Circumvention Exceptions

This section features answers to the following questions:

  • Bill C-32 contains circumvention exceptions for encryption research and security testing.  Doesn't that address the research concerns?
  • Bill C-32 contains a circumvention exception for privacy.  Doesn't that address the privacy concerns?
  • Bill C-32 contains a circumvention exception for the visually impaired.  Doesn't that address those access concerns?
  • Bill C-32 contains a circumvention exception for interoperability.  Doesn't that address those concerns?

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June 9, 2010 17 comments News

U.S. at WIPO: Committed To Better Copyright Exceptions

The U.S. delegation to the World Intellectual Property Organization has just delivered a noteworthy statement on its commitment to addressing copyright exceptions for persons with print disabilities.  The statement includes: the United States believes that the time has come for WIPO Members to work toward some form of international consensus […]

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December 15, 2009 3 comments News

UK Launches Copyright Consultation on Exceptions

The UK has launched a new copyright consultation on exceptions.  The consultation notably recommends against a narrow format shifting exception, arguing instead that something far bigger is needed.  It states "we would however encourage the EU to look at options that benefit consumers, including the possibility of a broad exception […]

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December 14, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Australia Launches a Copyright Consultation

Australia has launched a new copyright consultation on private copying of films and photos to determine whether its current list of exceptions could be expanded.

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January 21, 2008 Comments are Disabled Must Reads