The Daily Digital Lock Dissenter, Day 27: Association of Canadian Community Colleges

The Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) is the national, voluntary membership organization created in 1972 to represent colleges and institutes to government, business and industry, both in Canada and internationally. The ACCC has been outspoken on copyright reform and included the following in its comments on the digital lock rules:

The digital-locks amendment will, in effect, severely limit how one can access and use digital information. In practice, this would mean that educational institutions, teachers, and students would lose their rights under fair dealing, educational and library exceptions, or other users’ rights in copyright law to copy, perform, or share electronically a digital work that has been locked by a “technological measure.” The education community is but one group that believes that the sections on digital locks of the legislation need to be amended to provide that “circumvention of technological protection measures is prohibited only when the circumvention is for the purpose of infringing copyright.” We suggest an amendment to prohibit unlocking only when the purpose is to infringe copyright.

Previous Daily Digital Locks: Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired (PRCVI) BC, Canadian Consumer Initiative, Retail Council of Canada, Canadian Council of Archives, Canadian Teachers’ Federation, Canadian Federation of Students, Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Documentary Organization of Canada, Canadian Library Association, Council of Ministers of Education Canada, Business Coalition for Balanced Copyright, Canadian Association of Research Libraries, Canadian Historical Association, Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Canadian Bookseller Association, Canadian Home and School Federation, Film Studies Association of Canada, Canadian Bar Association, Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Appropriation Art, Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives, Canadian Association of Law Libraries, Federation Etudiante Universitaire du Quebec, Canadian Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres, Canadian Association of Media Education Associations

One Comment

  1. We don’t need no communities. Everyone for himself. It’s just business. Revenue streams, please.