Canadian Copyright Consultation Caused Arguable OpinionsAdded: Tuesday, April 27th, 2010
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Last year’s copyright consultation in Canada was a disputable issue. The most of Canadian’s didn’t support the restriction of copyright bill and establishing new policy of copyright protection. And this public decision was criticized by Richard Owens, a lawyer from Canadian Intellectual Property Council who supported Bill C-61. According to his opinion the essence of the problem was not understood by society, that is why its opinion should not be decisive in this issue.
One of the reasons is that many responses were received from letter templates sent by Canadian Coalition for Electronic Rights (CCER). Such responses are usually made after fluent look at the document with no deep studying, which brings moot results. The CCER representatives regard Owens’ point of view as an “attempt to compromise public opinion that was displayed during 2009 public dispute”.
Other Owens’ arguments include the fact that there were lots of duplicated responses from the single IP-addresses, as well as from foreign IP-s made by non-Canadians. But the idea of solving the copyright issue only by Canadians is absurd, as most of giant copyright holders (Sony, Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, etc.) are not Canadian-based, and they have no ability to influence on copyright control in Canada, while they should have it.
Owens thinks that the fate of copyright protection policy is decided only by a community of people who use illegal file sharing and interested in such services more than in intellectual rights protection.
The Consultation experience has shown that social media impact is huge when online public voting is organized improperly. Such a manner of deciding complex international problems is advantageous for authorities and organizations who are not interested in implementing strict copyright protection.
Owens’ opinion didn’t find lots of comrades, it is an individual point of view on a situation. Most of his arguments are questionable and have no evidence. The decision of the public should be taken into account when it comes to such questions as copyright law.
But it cannot be the only argument, as public is not well-informed about all the details and cannot make a decision separately from the state authorities, companies who hold the intellectual and copy rights, because it may cause inappropriate attitude to the problem. The democracy says that everyone has right to vote.
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Tuesday, April 27th, 2010
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