- Oppose the extension of the private copying levy to iPods. Given their desire to find an alternative, they are proposing the creation of a new fund to compensate artists for losses incurred due to “uncompensated” downloads. Funding would come out of general revenues – not from a new levy scheme on devices or ISPs.
- Support extending fair dealing to education, but will seek clarification on the scope of education and the inclusion of a test to determine what constitutes “fairness”
- Support reforms to the digital lock provisions so that consumers will have the right to circumvent for personal uses
- Support retention of the mashup provision with tightened language
- Support the creation of a new resale right for artists
- Remove the ephemeral provision to retain payments by broadcasters
Earlier this fall, I wrote a piece outlining where I thought compromise positions on Bill C-32 might lie. I argued for reforms to the digital lock provisions, for the inclusion of a test on fairness within fair dealing, and for the use of guaranteed funding programs in lieu of new levies.