The Canadian Library Association is meeting this week in Ottawa and the association is marking the occasion by releasing a public letter to Ministers Bernier and Oda on copyright reform. Representing 57,000 library staff and thousands of libraries, the CLA recommends "caution and reflection". Should the government move on copyright, the CLA focuses on two issues – anti-circumvention legislation and fair dealing. On anti-circumvention legislation, the letter supports linking TPMs to copyright infringing purposes and warns against the privacy implications of TPMs. On fair dealing, the letter states that "Canadians will not tolerate a copyright regime that requires licenses for uses that are covered by the fair dealing provisions of the Act."
Meanwhile, add the Canadian Association of Research Libraries to the list of organizations speaking out on the privacy implications of TPMs. CARL recently released its own letter supporting last month's flurry of letter from privacy commissioners and the privacy community.