Posts Tagged ‘copyright exceptions’

Bill C-32’s impacts on the IT community

October 30th, 2010

Here are the slides from my speech to the 14th Annual IT.Can Conference October 28-29, 2010 in Montreal on the topic  Bill C-32 – Impacts on the IT Community.

Sookman ITCAN October 2010 Slides

UK launches consultations on copyright exceptions

December 13th, 2009

The UK continues to move forward to modernize its copyright legislation. Fresh from tabling its Digital Economy Bill to address online file sharing, the government now plans to tackle the need for expanded copyright exceptions. It has done so with specific proposals for reform in its consultation document, Taking forward the Gowers Review of IP: Second stage consultation on Copyright Exceptions.

The UK consultation proposal is very relevant for Canadians given the consultation and reform process we are engaged in. We could learn much from the UK process. Here are some thoughts.

Process considerations