Archive for November, 2010
C-32 Legislative Committee, Day One: Hearing Schedule Set
Quebec National Assembly Passes Motion Criticizing C-32
The Quebec National Assembly yesterday unanimously passed a motion criticizing Bill C-32 and calling for the application of the private copying levy. The motion reads: THAT the National Assembly recognize the crucial role of content creators and the importance of intellectual property in the economic model of QueÌbec arts and […]
CBC’s Spark on C-32
CBC’s Spark interviewed CIPPIC’s David Fewer on Bill C-32 and implications. The full interview is posted here.
Anti-Spam Bill Passes Third Reading in House of Commons
Bill C-28, the anti-spam bill without a name, has passed third reading in the House of Commons. The bill now heads to the Senate for review.
Separating Copyright Facts from Fiction Ahead of Legislative Hearings
1. Will Bill C-32 give education institutions the right to engage in massive uncompensated copying?
No. The inclusion of education as a fair dealing category will not mean that any educational copying will be free. It will only mean that educational copying will be eligible for analysis under a six-part test developed by the Supreme Court of Canada to determine whether the copying qualifies as fair dealing. The changes in Bill C-32 are more modest than often claimed as they merely fill some gaps in the existing list of fair dealing categories.