Post Tagged with: "Copyright Reform"

Canadian Library Association On Copyright

The Canadian Library Association has written to the responsible Ministers on copyright, focusing primarily on anti-circumvention concerns.

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September 30, 2007 Comments are Disabled News

DMCA Architect Acknowledges Need For A New Approach

A video from the McGill conference on music and copyright reform where I discuss the case against anti-circumvention legislation in Canada (at 54:30, external link).

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March 23, 2007 Comments are Disabled Video

Oda on Copyright Bill Timing

Canadian Heritage Minister Bev Oda appeared before the Canadian Heritage Standing Committee last week and was asked directly about the timing of a new copyright bill.  The exchange: Belanger (Lib.) – Madame Minister, is it still your intention to introduce legislation on copyrights this fall, or are we now looking […]

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October 28, 2006 Comments are Disabled News

The Ottawa Citizen on Copyright Reform

The Citizen's lead editorial today concludes with the following: Canada's copyright regime is likely to be reviewed this fall with a view to dragging it into the 21st century. Making sure we maximize the usefulness of new technologies like Google Books should be the Harper government's highest priority; promoting the […]

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September 5, 2006 1 comment News

Telus Joins Call for Fair Use

While things have been publicly quiet on the copyright reform front this summer, indications are that the government has been busy, with a copyright bill likely to be introduced this fall.  One important voice that has come forward is Telus, Canada’s second largest telecommunications company.  In a letter to Canadian Heritage Minister Bev Oda, the company outlines its top priorities for copyright reform.

Leading the way is fair use, with Telus calling for a "living" fair use model that would expand upon the current fair dealing user right.  In particular, Telus states that:

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August 15, 2006 6 comments News