CAB Seeks New Copyright Exception

The Canadian Association of Broadcasters has posted its submission to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology, which is conducting a science and technology policy review.  The CAB calls on the committee to "recommend to the Government of Canada that sections 30.8 and 30.9 of the Copyright Act be amended to provide the real exceptions promised to the Canadian broadcast industry since the 1980s."


  1. exceptions for CAB
    Did I read the submission as a request that the members of CAB can do their thing on the Internet, but everyone else cannot? That’s like the little footnote the Broadcast Flag Working Group added during their early years of preparing legislation for the masses. Everyone is subject to Hollywood’s broadcast flag, except Hollywood studios. These guys are great, aren’t they?

  2. Bit like Best Buy complaining about levies on ipods – nothing to do with consumer freedom, just that they want to sell more ipods