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Archive for August 15th, 2006
While things have been publicly quiet on the copyright reform front this summer, indications are that the government has been busy, with a copyright bill likely to be introduced this fall. One important voice that has come forward is Telus, Canada’s second largest telecommunications company. In a letter to Canadian Heritage Minister Bev Oda, the company outlines its top priorities for copyright reform.
Leading the way is fair use, with Telus calling for a "living" fair use model that would expand upon the current fair dealing user right. In particular, Telus states that:
While a cynic might suggest that the change is attitude is due primarily to the growing number of schools that dropped links to Captain Copyright, to its desire for government funding, and to the public bashing from the CLA, it is good to see that Access Copyright is committed to making changes. However, three small points in response to the statement.
Statistics Canada has released the 2005 Canadian Internet Use Survey. Of particular interest is the data on why Canadians go online with email, general surfing, information search, banking, health information, weather, bill payment, and government info all cited by 50 percent or more of respondents. Ranking lower is access to […]