Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Canadian Copyright Reform Updates

University of Ottawa law prof Michael Geist has put together another summary of the contributions to the copyright reform consultations the federal government has been holding in the past few weeks.

Here is a breakdown of the positions taken by recent submissions to the hearings. This covers public submissions up to August 9, 2009.

Also today, his blog published a summary of what has been said in the hundreds of online comments made on the government's copyright consultation website.

The consultation, which runs to mid-September, is asking 5 questions:
  1. How do Canada’s copyright laws affect you? How should existing laws be modernized?
  2. Based on Canadian values and interests, how should copyright changes be made in order to withstand the test of time?
  3. What sorts of copyright changes do you believe would best foster innovation and creativity in Canada?
  4. What sorts of copyright changes do you believe would best foster competition and investment in Canada?
  5. What kinds of changes would best position Canada as a leader in the global, digital economy?

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