Archive for June, 2008

A library view of the proposed copyright legislation

June 24, 2008

The Government of Canada has recently announced bill C-61, amendments to the Copyright Act. The Canadian Library Association (CLA) has been monitoring bill C-61, and has expressed both disappointment and concern. Read CLA’s press releases from June 12 and June 18 to find out why libraries are concerned with this proposed legislation.

For an overview of the many issues surrounding copyright and bill C-61, have a look at Michael Geist’s blog. Geist, a law professor at the University of Ottawa, is a recognized expert on the Internet and law.