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The Daily Digital Lock Dissenter, Day 32: Canadian Association of University Teachers

The Canadian Association of University Teachers represents 65,000 teachers, librarians, researchers and other academic professionals and general staff. The CAUT has been increasingly outspoken on copyright, releasing guidelines for the use of copyrighted material earlier this year. On the issue of Bill C-32 and digital locks, the CAUT states:

The current proposed prohibition on the circumvention of technological measures and the devices that facilitate that purpose render meaningless not only the rights of the education community but of the rights of access enjoyed by Canadians at large. To avoid this regime of unreasonable owner control, the Act must be amended to allow the circumvention of technological protection measures (TPMs) for non-infringing purposes.

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November 17, 2011 1 comment News

CAUT on Bill C-11

The Canadian Association of University Teachers has posted a short video, voicing support for Bill C-11’s fair dealing reforms but urging members to speak out against the bill’s digital lock rules.

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October 6, 2011 8 comments News

Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore’s Missing Copyright Tweets

Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore was busy on Twitter yesterday, pointing to many groups expressing support for Bill C-11, the new copyright bill. While he omitted pointing to releases from students (“anti-circumvention provisions will seriously undermine students’, teachers’ and the general public’s use of copyrighted works.”) and librarians (“legislation which does not include the right to bypass digital locks for non-infringing purposes is fundamentally flawed”), it is interesting to look at some of the organizations he did cite.

For example, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind is quoted as saying “this copyright legislation ensures Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have opportunities to participate in life.” What did the CNIB tell the Bill C-32 legislative committee in its brief?

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September 30, 2011 35 comments News

CAUT Releases Guidelines for the Use of Copyrighted Material

The Canadian Association of University Teachers has released a new comprehensive guide to the use of copyrighted materials in schools. The guidelines assess the current state of fair dealing in Canada and provide assistance for those with questions on their copyright rights.

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May 9, 2011 Comments are Disabled News

CAUT & CFS Publish Objection to Access Copyright Tariff

The Canadian Association of University Teachers and the Canadian Federation of Students have posted their joint objection to the proposed Access Copyright tariff.  CIPPIC is representing the CAUT and CFS in this case.  Sam Trosow provides a summary of their key points here.

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August 13, 2010 Comments are Disabled News