Monday, November 15, 2004

The Globe's Jack Kapica: Copyright Reform Headed Wrong Way 

"Last week, the standing committee on Canadian Heritage resubmitted its recommendations for updating the Copyright Act... Copyright lawyers say that if the changes are made into law, you will not even be able to own your own wedding pictures or save a Web page without paying for it.

...the committee proposes that photographers keep the rights to their work and surfers would have to pay a levy for material even if was offered free of charge. Copyright holders could also shut down websites that they claim -- even erroneously -- are violating copyright, putting the burden of proof on the website charged."

LINK: >Globe and Mail

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