The Canadian government's copyright consultation has received over 4,000 submissions from Canadians (it's not too late to send yours!). Of these, the overwhelming
majority are in favour of more liberal copyright, against extending the term of copyright, against stiffer penalties for infringement (only three
submissions advocated this) and against US-DMCA-style rules protecting DRM.
There have been three recent attempts to reform Canadian copyright law without public consultation, and each one provided for stricter copyright enforcement, protection for DRM, stiffer penalties, etc -- in other words, each one tried to implement a law that was the opposite of what the Canadian public asked for, when it was given a chance.
So now what? What kind of copyright law will the Canadian government introduce now that the public has spoken?
Copyright Consultation Submission Summary: Over 4,000 Posted Through August 31st
Kelly O’Dwyer is a politician from the Australian Liberal Party who sent Twitter DMCA notices that shut down an account that compared her to Sophie Mirabella, another Liberal politician who lost her seat in a landslide in the last election.
The European Union is in the final stage of deciding on net neutrality, and as it stands their proposal contains major loopholes that threaten the open Internet in Europe and around the world. BEREC, the EU regulator, is holding a final public comment period that will end on July 18.
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