I spent nearly three hours this morning doing a CBC syndication wheel. For those that are not familiar with this, you sit in a room and CBC radio stations from across the country take turns calling you for six minute interviews all of which feature the same opening but often veer off in different directions.
Fair Dealing by Giulia Forsythe (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) https://flic.kr/p/dRkXwP
Bill C-60 User Guide: Peer-to-Peer File Sharing
I was not planning to deal specifically with file sharing since there is no "file sharing" provision in the bill. Since the issue continues to dominate discussion, however, (in no small part because the government itself has emphasized the issue) it may be useful to highlight the provisions that appear relevant to the question of file sharing.
The Perfect Photo-Op
Canadian media coverage of the introduction of Bill C-60 is relatively light this morning, likely reflecting the late afternoon introduction of the bill and the difficulty of obtaining something other than the government's press release on the matter.
Bill C-60 User Guide: The ISPs and Search Engines
Bill C-60 makes for a challenging read since it adds, replaces, or amends existing Copyright Act provisions. There will no doubt be much discussion and debate around the bill in the coming months, but I thought it might be useful to provide a short users guide on the key provisions categorized by issue.
Canada Introduces New Copyright Bill
As expected, this afternoon the federal government introduced its copyright reform bill (UPDATE: Bill C-60 is now available online). In this age of instant analysis, new legislation does not work particularly well since it requires considerable study and scrutiny to develop a full sense of its implications.