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CLA Releases Copyright Advocacy Kit

The Canadian Library Association has released a copyright advocacy kit that encourages the library community to speak out on C-61.  Particular concerns include the anti-circumvention provisions.

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August 25, 2008 2 comments Must Reads

61 Reforms to C-61, Day 33: TPMs – LAM and Educational Institution Limitations, Part One

As noted earlier in the series, unlike some other countries, there is no anti-circumvention exception for teaching in Bill C-61.  The one nod to the special considerations for libraries, archives, museums, and educational institutions in the anti-circumvention rules comes in Section 41.19 with regard to potential damages.  That provision states […]

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August 6, 2008 Comments are Disabled News

The Public Good Pays the Price

While some people may be taking a breather with the arrival of summer, commentary on Bill C-60 continues to trickle in.  The latest comes from Brian Bowman, a lawyer in Winnipeg who writes a regular column for the Winnipeg Free Press.  The paper features Copyright Changes Both Right and Wrong […]

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July 6, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

Bill C-60 A Missed Opportunity

My regular Law Bytes column (freely available hyperlinked version, Toronto Star version, homepage version) examines Bill C-60, Canada's new copyright reform bill. I argue that the bill represents a missed opportunity.

While some of provisions strike an admirable balance, those that are ostensibly designed to facilitate technology-based education and the digital delivery of library materials fall far short of their goal by hobbling any new rights with suffocating restrictions that render the provisions practically useless.

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June 27, 2005 Comments are Disabled Columns