Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore was busy on Twitter yesterday, pointing to many groups expressing support for Bill C-11, the new copyright bill. While he omitted pointing to releases from students
(“anti-circumvention provisions will seriously undermine students’, teachers’ and the general public’s use of copyrighted works.”) and librarians
(“legislation which does not include the right to bypass digital locks for non-infringing purposes is fundamentally flawed”), it is interesting to look at some of the organizations he did cite.
For example, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind is quoted as saying â€œthis copyright legislation ensures Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have opportunities to participate in life.â€ What did the CNIB tell the Bill C-32 legislative committee in its brief?
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