Canadians demand fair dealing

In 2002, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that:

Excessive control by holders of copyrights and other forms of intellectual property may unduly limit the ability of the public domain to incorporate and embellish creative innovation in the long-term interests of society as a whole, or create practical obstacles to proper utilization.

On June 12, 2008, the government introduced Bill C-61, which strengthens the rights of media conglomerates and makes many everyday practices, by average citizens, criminal acts. Teachers, students, writers, musicians, business operators and especially start-up businesses stand to lose their rights with this bill.

More images from Gaetan.

It’s time to learn about Copyright Law in Canada.

Read the issues at Fair Copyright or from Michael Geist.

Contact your Member of Parliament, before it is too late. If this law passes, our children will become criminals. Is this what we want?

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