Tracking the Copyright Consultation Submissions: July 31 – August 9, 2009

As promised, I will continue to update the key points found in the hundreds of submissions received by the government as part of the copyright consultation.  The July 20 – 24th summary was posted here, July 25 – 30th here.  This chart bring the data up to August 9th, though more submissions for these dates may still be coming.  Further, with four weeks left in the consultation, what are you waiting for – speak out on copyright today!

Position Number of Supporters
Submissions against another Bill C-61 400
Submissions in favour of shorter copyright term 64
Submissions against anti-circumvention or in favour of limiting DRM/Digital locks 465
Submissions in favour of stronger personal use/copying and backup protections 431
Submissions in favour of an “open copyright” system 9
Submissions advocating an end to the Crown Copyright 10
Submissions opposed to adopting an American-styled DMCA 29
Submissions in favour of stronger fair use/fair dealing protections 49
Submissions opposed to implementing WIPO 6
Submissions in favour of eliminating all copyright 2
Submissions against a three-strikes rule 12
Submissions that favour a “notice and notice” approach 389
Submissions in favour of instituting a levy for file-sharing 12
Submissions in favour of greater exemptions for education/research 17
Submissions in favour of establish a good-faith defence that the user believed their use of a work was fair and non-infringing 388
Submissions in favour of laws that are technologically neutral 10
Submissions that argue individuals should be able to share media for free as long as they are not profiting off the media 12
Submissions in favour of stronger penalties for copyright infringement 2
Submissions in favour of turning copyright into a crime 1
Submissions against works being available in digital or other forms for free 44
Submissions arguing for more support for writers 21
Submissions in favour of implementing WIPO 2
Submissions promoting a collective licensing scheme 3
Submissions in favour of limiting file sharing 1
Submissions in favour of fining those who violate copyright laws 2

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