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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

The Daily Digital Lock Dissenter, Day 7: Canadian Civil Liberties Association

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is a national organization that was constituted to promote respect for and observance of fundamental human rights and civil liberties, and to defend, extend, and foster recognition of these rights and liberties. Recognizing the link between copyright reform and civil liberties, it has highlighted concerns […]

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October 12, 2011 27 comments News

The Daily Digital Lock Dissenter, Day 6: Canadian Federation of Students

The Canadian Federation of Students brings together over one-half million students from more than 80 university and college students’ unions across Canada.  The CFS has been vocal on copyright reform and provided the following comments on the digital lock rules:

While C-32 proposes a welcome expansion of fair dealing, the anti-circumvention provisions would prevent users from exercising this and all other rights granted to them by the act in any instance in which a digital lock is present. these provisions would allow corporate copyright owners to freely bypass users’ rights and exercise absolute control over what users are able to do with copyrighted works. these provisions would greatly limit what consumers can do with Cds, dvds, and other purchased media; how media outlets can use videos and other multimedia for news reporting; and how researchers can use media, software, and other copyrighted works in their research.

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October 11, 2011 3 comments News

The Daily Digital Lock Dissenter, Day 5: Canadian Teachers’ Federation

The Canadian Teachers’ Federation is a national alliance of provincial and territorial teacher organizations that represent nearly 200,000 elementary and secondary school teachers across Canada. The CTF’s take on digital locks: The Canadian Teachers’ Federation supports amendments to section 41 that would permit users to circumvent technological measures in situations […]

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October 7, 2011 5 comments News

The Daily Digital Lock Dissenter, Day 4: Canadian Council of Archives

The Canadian Council of Archives is Canada’s leading archivist organization, with a mandate “to preserve and provide access to Canadian documentary heritage by improving the administration, effectiveness and efficiency of the archival system.” The CCA’s comments on the C-32 digital lock provisions: Bill C-32 prohibits the circumvention of TPMs for […]

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October 6, 2011 10 comments News