[d@DCC] Draft FAQs on copyright
russell at flora.ca
Thu Oct 16 23:34:58 EDT 2003
On Thu, 16 Oct 2003, Philipa Lawson wrote:
> If anyone is interested in reviewing our draft Questions and providing
> feedback, please email me directly (see address below) and I'll send
> them over.
What is the copyright on these? If you wanted I can accept these
attachments and convert them to HTML and PDF (using OpenOffice.org) and
publish them on the digital-copyright.ca site.
> FYI - I have learned that the Heritage Committee is planning to call
> witnesses starting next week, until Nov.6th, on the s.92 review. They are
> not looking at specific issues at this point in time; just the process, and
> overview issues.
Could you clarify what would be process and what would be an issue? Is
the question of what issues are tied together (TPM and reverse
engineering/etc) and what order things will be dealt with a process issue?
Would a recommendation to do further studying of "open collaborative
methods for the production of public goods" (like WIPO was supposed to do
http://www.cptech.org/ip/wipo/openwipo.html ) before proceeding on digital
copyright issues a process recommendation?
My submission was intended to be entirely on issues and didn't clarify
things that would suggest questions of process at all.
> I'm hoping to have some students attend the hearings, and post summaries of
> the testimony online. Will provide an update on that, later.
When I looked at some of the past proceedings I wonder if more public
witnesses should be there. When I glanced at the minutes from June 17,
I noticed very odd process issues which made the copyright extension a
little odd. I even saw "An hon. member: I'd like a recorded vote." where
that request seemed to have been completely ignored as the meeting was
> CIPPIC plans to file a submission later this month; I gather that the
> deadline is not hard and fast, at least w.r.t. parties who aren't going to
> be called to testify this fall anyway.
If submissions are going to be translated, how will we know what is a
final deadline? I would like to keep my submission a bit dynamic as I
keep seeing better references or thinking of more concise ways to say
things than I have in my quickly-drafted submission
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