Canada Digital Locks

Canadian Copyright Bill No SOPA, Heritage Minister Says

CBC | Posted 02.16.2012 | Canada Business

Canada’s copyright legislation is taking a very different path from controversial U.S. legislation that drew widespread protests, Canadian Heritage ...

Canadians Speak Out Against Digital Locks. But Who's Listening?

Michael Geist | Posted 04.11.2012 | Canada Business
Michael Geist

The second reading debate on new copyright legislation Bill C-11 will conclude today. Canadians have been speaking out on copyright reform in general and digital locks in particular for years with widely held views, but will the government listen with the bill now headed to committee for further hearings?

Stop Making Our Copyright and Digital Laws Worse

Romeo Saganash | Posted 02.11.2012 | Canada Politics
Romeo Saganash

Harper's bill C-11 is far more restrictive than it needs to be, more than the controversial copyright laws being fought in the U.S. courts, and more than international treaties regarding intellectual property require. Honest, hard-working educators, archivists, documentary filmmakers and consumers will be criminalized.

Challenging the New Digital Lock Talking Point: Why European Rules Are More Flexible Than C-11

Michael Geist | Posted 01.25.2012 | Canada Politics
Michael Geist

The Canadian digital lock rules are more restrictive than those required by international law, more restrictive than those found in many other countries, and so restrictive that they undermine the government's claims of striking a balance.