The Business Coalition for Balanced Copyright brings together most of Canada’s biggest telco and Internet companies. These include Canadian Association of Internet Providers, a division of CATAalliance (CAIP), Canadian Cable Systems Alliance (CCSA), Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA), Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA), Bell Aliant, Bell Canada, Cogeco Cable, […]
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Council of Ministers of Education Canada is an intergovernmental body founded in 1967 by ministers of education. Unlike other education groups, this is governmental body with all provincial governments outside of Quebec in agreement on Bill C-11. Much like many other education groups, provincial ministers agree that the digital lock […]
The Canadian Library Association represents thousands of Canadian librarians and hundreds of libraries from across the country. Its position on the C-11 digital lock rules weave together the overreach of provisions and the inadequacy of the exceptions: The prohibitions on the circumvention of digital locks in Bill C-32 exceed Canada’s […]
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:
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.