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The Government of Canada is launching the process for reforming
Canadian copyright legislation over the years to come. This process
has sparked the creation of this online forum, as well as a number
of other forums.
Most controversial may be the provisions similar to the USA's
Digital Millennium Copyright Act which not only makes legal the
circumvention by copyright holders of copyright's Fair Use
provisions, but also makes the circumvention of this circumvention
To many, this circumvention of fair use is in complete
opposition to the ideals of copyright to create a balance between
the privileges that governments grant to copyright holders on their
temporary monopoly on the intellectual work, and the rights of the
users of the materials as well as the good of society as a
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facilitate discussion between similar-minded people who wish to
make submissions, as well as promote a more balanced reform
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