[d@DCC] Bill C-36: Copyright term extension
jyoung at lexinformatica.org
Mon May 12 13:57:18 EDT 2003
I don't know when Parliament prorogues (anybody?), but I fully expect
more activity before this session ends, as per the short term agenda
in the s. 92 report, see http://shorl.com/fefatrafrehisy. They've got
a lot of ground to cover.
At 12:17 -0400 03.05.09, Samuel E. Trosow wrote:
>My big question is whether this is the extent of the legislation
>that will be proposed this year. Is this it? or is there more
>coming? It's good that it doesn't try to extend term across the
>board for all works, and there's nothing about WIPO implementation.
>I agree that the implications for permanent public access seems very
>positive at first glance.
>University of Western Ontario
>Matthew Skala wrote:
>>Today's ILN highlights Bill C-36, introduced yesterday in the House of
>>Commons. Some very brief comments, with links, here:
>>This Bill extends copyright for unpublished works. It also apparently
>>extends the copyright for some published works that were published
>>posthumously. It doesn't have the sweeping application to almost
>>everything that the US Sonny Bono Act has.
>>I'm surprised I haven't heard anything about this Bill before today.
>>There was apparently an Industry Canada comment process about copyright on
>>unpublished works, but I don't remember hearing about that either until
>>today, and the deadline for comments was March 7. I don't think this was
>>ever posted to this list before now. Are other participants aware of it?
>>Before we get too upset about Bill C-36, I think we should analyse it
>>carefully, because it contains a bunch of other terms that may be
>>significant too. On balance, Bill C-36 might even be one I'd support.
>>For instance, in my quick skim of it just now (I won't have much time
>>until Sunday to take a close look), I see that it has terms for requiring
>>the holders of an old recording to give a maximum-quality copy to the
>>National Archives, so that it can be kept available to the public. That
>>sounds like a Very Good Thing as far as I'm concerned.
>>I'd love to hear other people's analysis of this Bill.
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