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Submission + - Canadian Copyright Bill: Flawed but fixable? (michaelgeist.ca) 1

multisync writes: Michael Geist analyzes Bill C-32, the Conservative government's latest attempt to modernize Canada's copyright laws, and appease US demands that they introduce U.S.-style DMCA rules in Canada. But Dr. Geist believes there is hope the bill can be salvaged:

The digital lock provisions are by far the biggest flaw in the bill, rules that some will argue renders it beyond repair. I disagree. The flaw must be fixed, but there is much to support within the proposal. There will undoubtedly be attacks on the fair dealing reforms and pressure to repeal them, along with the U.S. and the copyright lobby demanding that their digital lock provisions be left untouched. If Canadians stay quiet, both are distinct possibilities. If they speak out, perhaps the bill can be fixed.


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