Reactions to the proposed Liberal Bill C-32 amendments included criticism from groups like the Writers Guild of Canada and the Canadian Association of Broadcasters, along with modest support from the Canadian Conference for the Arts. The Conservatives, meanwhile, escalated the rhetoric around the “iPod tax” issue by releasing a radio […]
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In the aftermath of the “No iPod Tax” event earlier this week, the Liberals have come forward this morning with specific positions on Bill C-32. The announcement is welcome since it helps clarify where the party stands and specifically where compromise is needed if the bill is to be passed. […]
The Wire Report reports that the Liberals are preparing amendments to Bill C-32 to address digital locks and fair dealing. The digital lock reforms will apparently address the consumer rights concerns, as Garneau notes in the article that “we believe that if somebody has legitimately bought a work and wants […]
Digital-Copyright.ca posts a letter from Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff on Bill C-32. It includes: we believe that Canadian consumers who have legitimately purchased a CD or a DVD or other product should also have the ability to transfer their purchase onto their iPod or make a personal backup copy on […]
The Wire Report reports the Liberal Party is considering promoting a special legislative committee to address the forthcoming copyright reform bill.