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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

Canadian Federation of Students on C-32

The Canadian Federation of Students has released a member advisory on Bill C-32.  The advisory concludes that the bill "is a reasonable attempt at creating a balanced Copyright Act, however, it is fundamentally undermined by its blanket protection for digital locks."

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June 10, 2010 Comments are Disabled News

Canadian Federation of Students on Copyright Reform

The Canadian Federation of Students, representing a half million students from coast to coast, just released its position paper on copyright reform. The CFS position includes support for a more flexible fair dealing provision, rejection of the AUCC/CMEC educational exemption, calling for balanced TPM measures, implementation of a notice-and-notice approach, […]

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April 28, 2008 3 comments News

Canadian Students Speak Out on Copyright

The Canadian Federation of Students, which represents more than 500,000 university and college students across Canada, has released a public letter to Ministers Oda and Bernier on copyright reform. The CFS identifies five issues of concern.  Anti-circumvention legislation – the CFS recognizes the dangers associated with DRM and argues that […]

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May 24, 2006 2 comments News