Archive for January 17th, 2008

My Fair Copyright for Canada Principles

With the continued interest in Canadian copyright reform – the Fair Copyright for Canada Facebook group has grown to over 38,000 members and the local chapters across the country are gaining significant momentum – the most frequently asked question I receive is "what do you think fair copyright reform looks like?"  In other words, we know that tens of thousands of Canadians oppose a Canadian DMCA, but what kind of reform would or should they support? 

Many groups have already responded to this question – librarians, teachers, universities, musicians, artists, consumer interests, and some large businesses opposed to a Canadian DMCA among them.  Although the optimal approach would be to launch a public consultation on the issue, there is reason to doubt that the government will do so.  In that case, I would point to eight key principles that should be addressed to maintain a balanced, fair approach to Canadian copyright law. 

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January 17, 2008 Comments are Disabled Stop CDMCA