Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Library Position Paper on Copyright

The Canadian Library Association has released a paper outlining its positions on current aspects of copyright reform.

It was written before Parliament was dissolved for the January 2006 elections.

However, as the Association writes: "While Bill C-60, An Act to Amend the Copyright Act, died when the 38th Parliament was dissolved, CLA believes the principles that underpinned that
legislation remain and some of the specific amendments within it could easily be resurrected in new legislation."

Prepared by the CLA Copyright Working Group, the paper presents thumbnail views on 10 copyright-related issues:
  • Libraries, Archives and Museums: Exceptions for Research and Private Study
  • Fair Dealing
  • Technological Protection Measures
  • Internet Service Provider (ISP) Liability
  • Provisions on contractual limitations on exceptions and uses
  • Materials Publicly Available on the Internet
  • Preservation
  • Exceptions for the print-disabled
  • Copyright and Photography
  • Crown Copyright

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 8:03 pm


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