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Conservative Party Platform on CopyrightConservative Party Platform on Copyright



The Conservative party just released its platform for the election. Here is what it says about copyright:

A Stephen Harper-led majority Government will also reintroduce and pass the Copyright Modernization Act, a key pillar in our commitment to make Canada a leader in the global digital economy.

This balanced, commonsense legislation recognizes the practical priorities of teachers, students, artists, families, and technology companies, among others, while aligning Canada with international standards. It respects both the rights of creators and the interests of consumers.

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A new website has been established by 12 Canadian organizations concerned about the impact of C-32 on the sustainability of Canada’s vibrant creative industry. Called “copyrightgetitright” , the site asks Canadians to join them in “defending Canadian culture & heritage”.

The site provides five  “fast facts”on Bill C-32:

  1. C-32 has fundamental flaws that can and must be fixed:while it enhances copyright protections for some digital materials, it paradoxically introduces a long list of new exceptions that jeopardize the economic future of the knowledge workers and content producers at the heart of Canada’s digital economy.