Christopher Moore on the C-61 Educational Exemption

Christopher Moore points to one area where I think both user and creator rights advocates should agree  – the educational exemption in C-61 is bad, bad policy.


  1. They might agree that it’s bad policy, but for entirely different reasons:

    “appropriated by schools”

    Yeah, someone should do something about those freeloading third-graders. Pirates.

    Meanwhile, Christopher Moore, whose works (“Louisbourg Portraits”, “1867: How the Fathers Made a Deal”, “Canada Our Century”, etc.) are FULL of OPW (Other People’s Works) thanks to copyright infringement exceptions, rails against copyright infringement exceptions.

    Except when he benefits from them.

    Woe unto creators, like Christopher Moore, if Christopher Moore ever gets Christopher Moore’s wishes on copyright law, that “Copyright Act without exemptions”

  2. Foreign works
    A significant difficulty with the educational exceptions is that it is often hard to tell whether a web site is Canadian. Foreign sites certainly aren’t going to bother with a notice that reads, “Canadian Educational Institutions, please keep your thieving little mitts off this content because it’s super-duper-canuck-copyrighted.” As a result, Canadian schools will end up on the wrong side of the law.

  3. Anonymous says:

    No, Canadian schools will be OK as Canadian law applies