Canadian copyright consultation: 54 in favor of US/UK-style copyright expansion, 6138 against

Michael Geist sez, "The Canadian copyright consultation concluded last fall and it seems worth reminding Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore and Industry Minister Tony Clement what Canadians had to say when they asked for their opinion on copyright reform. It has taken some time to calculate the final numbers as the government conducted a review to ensure that all were properly posted. There were ultimately more than 8,300 submissions – more than any government consultation in recent memory – with the overwhelming majority rejecting Bill C-61/U.S. DMCA/UK DEB (6138 submissions against, 54 in support), while thousands called for flexible fair dealing and a link between copyright infringement and anti-circumvention rules."

The Final Copyright Consultation Numbers: No Repeat Of Bill C-61

(Thanks, Michael!)