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CFLA Copyright Committee Update (July 2022)

July 22, 2022

At the July 2022 meeting, the CFLA Copyright Committee discussed the following:

  • Opportunities for future coordination with NIKLA and CFLA Indigenous Matters Committee on copyright-related issues
  • Positive decision for user/library rights in Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada v. Entertainment Software Association that reinforces technological neutrality and note of CALL’s factum submitted.
  • Data and Analysis working group formed, created terms of reference, and is now gathering data in preparation for future copyright review
  • Crown copyright working group met with staff in two federal offices and discussed how government sees re-use issues and opportunities
  • CDL draft position statement and two papers on AI authorship and AI Text & Data Mining are being discussed and reviewed
  • The Accessibility working group is forming a coalition to adapt an Australian document “Making Content Accessible
  • Activities to submit from Canadian libraries for the IFLA Copyright & Other Legal Matters meeting upcoming in Dublin, to include: recent Supreme Court decision above, coalition to adapt the Australian Accessibility guide, and papers on AI and controlled digital lending.
  • Reviewed thoughts on possible directions for the upcoming Copyright Act review

(Via CFLA Copyright Committee)

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