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From “Radical Extremism” to “Balanced Copyright”: Canadian Copyright & Digital Agenda – Introduction

From “Radical Extremism” to “Balanced Copyright”: Canadian Copyright and the Digital Agenda
Irwin Law has just posted the introduction to From “Radical Extremism” to “Balanced Copyright”: Canadian Copyright and the Digital Agenda, the new book on Canadian copyright reform that focuses specifically on Bill C-32.  The book launches next week and will be available in both paper and as a Creative Commons licenced download.

The introduction, which is openly available now in PDF format, explains the origins of the book and includes a brief summary of each article.  The book features five sections – context, technology, creativity, education, and access.  The full table of contents can be found here.  A reminder that we’re planning a great launch event on October 14th, including a panel on Bill C-32 that includes Ian Kerr, Blayne Haggart, Elizabeth Judge, David Lametti, and Teresa Scassa.


  1. An excellent and comprehensive introduction to the book. I look forward to reading a broader range of views on this very important subject. Appreciation to all the people who put so much effort into this over the Summer.

  2. Laurel L. Russwurm says:

    Creative Commons version is Inaccessible
    I wanted to share the link to the CC PDF with someone today, but today your link to the PDF goes to:

    Page not found
    The requested page “/content/assets/downloads/666/CCDA_00_Introduction.pdf” could not be found.

    and the table of contents link redirects to the sale page“radical-extremism”-“balanced-copyright”

    which states:
    * Irwin Law e-books are only accessible through the Irwin Law Reader App, which is available for iOS and Android devices.

    Is the book available in a free format online somewhere else?