Scrutinizing Canadian Copyright Reform BillAdded: Saturday, June 26th, 2010
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Since the Canada’s latest Copyright Reform Bill has been made public, there appeared many reports and discussions on the question of each article. The bill has been read through and analyzed. During the process, many interesting suggestions and ideas arises, many of which are of course controversial, like the entire document. Let’s review some recent points of views expressed on this issue.
The observers highlight that they do not express any legal opinion and not provide legal advice. Actually, most people commenting on the provisions of the bill are just ordinary Canadian citizens interested to know their digital future, getting acquainted to the upcoming law and sorting out different interesting things to discuss them. For those looking for legal advice, it is recommended to address legal firms or groups like CIPPIC.
The Canadians facing the new bill can see lots of material having been covered by it. This includes provisions concerning education, which seem to force students to annihilate their homework a month after the course is finished. There also can be found some provisions saying that exceptions are only granted to those exceptions that have been deleted at the presence of a digital lock.
The main topics for discussion are usually three issues – the damages, network neutrality and a safe harbor. One thing critics are always agree on is that they can’t understand the reason for spending such a long time for realizing that the basic concept of a clear difference between commercial and non-commercial violations of the copyright law. People are usually astonished to know that such a simple answer, or maybe even the starting point of this answer to many questions surrounding this important, social aspect of copyright legislation, was simply lost on lots of politicians until recently. It has been for years that file-sharers were so angry at counterfeiters selling unauthorized copies on the corner. And that was because the bootleggers gave file-sharers a bad name by doing that. So in the result of introducing a new bill on copyright, the government will not only bust people for selling unauthorized copies of content, but also make many file-sharers happy, as they believe that making money by selling pirated copies of copyrighted content is at least not right.
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