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The Daily Digital Lock Dissenter, Day 14: Canadian National Institute for the Blind

The Canadian National Institute for the Blind was founded in 1918 and has grown into the primary resource of Canadians who are blind or partially sighted. The issue of digital locks impeding access for the blind has already been raised in the House of Commons debates on C-11, since the […]

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October 24, 2011 Comments are Disabled 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

CNIB Pressures Canadian Government on WIPO Treaty for Reading Disabled

The World Intellectual Property Organization's Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights meets next week in Geneva where a hot topic may be a proposal from the World Blind Union for the creation of a new WIPO Treaty for Improved Access for Blind, Visually Impaired and other Reading Disabled Persons.  […]

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October 31, 2008 5 comments News