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Liberals Come Out Against Bill C-11 Due to Digital Lock Rules

As debate on Bill C-11 kicks off today, the Liberals have staked out their position, announcing their opposition to the bill due to the digital lock provisions. Industry critic Geoff Regan states: “The Conservatives want us to believe that Bill C-11 will give Canadian consumers the right to take material […]

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October 18, 2011 43 comments News

The Daily Digital Lock Dissenter, Day 11: Business Coalition for Balanced Copyright

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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October 18, 2011 3 comments News

The Daily Digital Lock Dissenter, Day 10: Council of Ministers of Education Canada

Council of Ministers of Education Canada is an intergovernmental body founded in 1967 by ministers of education. Unlike other education groups, this is governmental body with all provincial governments outside of Quebec in agreement on Bill C-11. Much like many other education groups, provincial ministers agree that the digital lock […]

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October 17, 2011 3 comments News

The Daily Digital Lock Dissenter, Day 9: Canadian Library Association

The Canadian Library Association represents thousands of Canadian librarians and hundreds of libraries from across the country. Its position on the C-11 digital lock rules weave together the overreach of provisions and the inadequacy of the exceptions: The prohibitions on the circumvention of digital locks in Bill C-32 exceed Canada’s […]

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October 14, 2011 8 comments News

The Daily Digital Lock Dissenter, Day 8: Documentary Organization of Canada

The Documentary Organization of Canada represents hundreds of directors, producers, and creators of documentary films. The organization’s concerns with the digital lock provisions in Bill C-11 place the spotlight on their potential chilling effect and provides an important example of how the Canadian approach is more restrictive than even the U.S. DMCA.

For documentary film makers, the use of film clips is frequently an essential part of the creative process. If those clips are locked behind a digital lock supported by C-11 digital lock rules, creators will face real barriers in completing their work. While some might suggest that they can simply seek permission to use a clip, rights holders are notorious for establishing restrictive conditions on the use of clips that may include prohibitions on critical speech. For example, during the last round of DMCA exemption hearings, one film maker presented the following clause used by rights holders to restrict re-use:

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October 13, 2011 4 comments News