Archive for October 20th, 2011

Copyright Debate Hits the House of Commons: Opposition Won’t Support C-11 Due to Digital Locks

Copyright dominated debate at the House of Commons on Tuesday as Bill C-11 was the primary subject of debate. Digital locks was one of the most discussed issues (new levies were the other), with the main opposition parties lining up to oppose the bill due to the digital lock provisions.  For example, the NDP’s Charlie Angus stated:

Unless the digital lock provisions change, the New Democratic Party will not support the bill because it is not balanced.

Liberal Industry critic Geoff Regan stated:

the Liberal Party will not support Bill C-11. The digital lock provisions in this bill are far too strict and they override virtually every other right that is in the legislation.

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October 20, 2011 45 comments News

The Daily Digital Lock Dissenter, Day 12: Canadian Association of Research Libraries

The members of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries are the 29 major academic research libraries across Canada together with Library and Archives Canada, the Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (CISTI) and the Library of Parliament. CARL’s position on digital locks is similar to the Canadian Library Association: […]

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October 20, 2011 7 comments News