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
After years of missteps, blunders and disasters in which Youtube users have been censored through spurious copyright claims or had their accounts deleted altogether, Google has announced an amazing, user-friendly new initiative though which it will fund the legal defense of Youtube creators who are censored by bad-faith copyright infringement claims.
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