The Canadian Library Association has posted its proposed technical amendments to Bill C-11. The CLA suggests two changes: one on alternative formats (it argues the bill is more restrictive than a proposed international treaty at WIPO) and one on digital locks. The digital lock proposal is one that should enjoy broad support:
The following definitions apply in this section and in sections 41.1 to 41.21.
(b) in respect of a technological protection measure within the meaning of paragraph (b) of the
definition â€œtechnological protection measureâ€, to avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate or impair
the technological protection measure for the purpose of an act that is an infringement of the copyright in it or the moral rights in respect of it or for the purpose of making a copy referred to in subsection 80(1).
The technical change would ensure Canada is compliant with the WIPO Internet Treaties but retains the existing exceptions in the digital environment.