The Business Coalition for Balanced Copyright brings together most of Canada’s biggest telco and Internet companies. These include Canadian Association of Internet Providers, a division of CATAalliance (CAIP), Canadian Cable Systems Alliance (CCSA), Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA), Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA), Bell Aliant, Bell Canada, Cogeco Cable, […]
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The reactions to C-32 rolled in yesterday with many groups supporting much of the balance struck by the bill but expressing concern with the digital lock provisions. That perspective was consistent across the spectrum – businesses, education groups, librarians, and some creator groups all said virtually the same thing: Business […]
ITWorldCanada covers the emergence of the Business Coalition for Balanced Copyright as a key voice in the copyright debate.
My weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, Vancouver Sun version, Ottawa Citizen version, homepage version) focuses on last week's big copyright reform development – the emergence of the Business Coalition for Balanced Copyright. I note that under most circumstances, Telus and Rogers Communications fiercely compete in the marketplace. The same can be said for Google and Yahoo!, the world’s two leading rival Internet search companies. Yet last week these companies joined forces with a who's who of the telecom, Internet, retail, and broadcast communities in a single cause – the call for fair and balanced copyright reform.
Following months of Industry Minister Jim Prentice citing business demands as a critical factor behind his commitment to copyright reform, a powerhouse group of companies and business associations formed the Business Coalition for Balanced Copyright (BCBC) to speak for themselves.