ERIC Number: ED457850
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
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Discussion Paper on Digital Copyright Issues.
The Copyright Forum serves as a venue for the discussion of digital copyright issues of interest to Canadian educational institutions, libraries, archives, and museums. The Forum currently comprises 13 national associations. The members of the participating associations are both creators and users of digital intellectual content, and a number of institutional members act as Internet service providers. The purpose of this discussion paper is to outline the Forum's perspective on major issues that have to be addressed in revising the Copyright Act in order to make it a more effective instrument for achieving public policy objectives in a digital environment. The paper highlights the key issues, sets out a number of principles underlying the Forum's approach, and makes a series of specific recommendations relating to the revision of the Copyright Act. The following core principles form the basis for the Copyright Forum's recommendations: balance in copyright law; primacy of the Copyright Act; technological neutrality; the right to read; the right to lend; a robust public domain; facts are not copyrightable; and privacy. (AEF)
Descriptors: Copyrights, Foreign Countries, Information Policy, Intellectual Property, Internet, Online Systems, Organizations (Groups), Public Policy
For full text: http://www.carl-abrc.ca/projects/copyright/copyrightforum _e.pdf. For full text: http://www.uottawa.ca/library/ carl/projects/copyright/copyrightforum_e.pdf.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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