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Canadian Federation of Library Associations / Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques

CFLA Copyright Committee Update (January 2023)

January 24, 2023

1) Two members of AI Working Group (Joshua Dickison and Alexandra Kohn) appeared before the Commons Committee (INDU) hearing on Bill C-244, An Act to amend the Copyright Act (diagnosis, maintenance and repair) to present the viewpoint of libraries regarding the right to repair devices where such an ability is hampered by technological protection measures (TPM).

2) Data Analysis Working Group is preparing a data and story based output to illustrate the importance of fair dealing.

3) Accessibility Working Group is continuing their work creating a “Making Content Accessible” guide to assist libraries with implementing the provisions of the Marrakesh Treaty.

4) Joint Taskforce on eBook Availability (which includes CFLA participation) is looking at provincial consumer protection legislation as a pathway for reforms to ebook availability and licensing policies.

5) A draft document on secondary publishing rights is currently under review.

This message about current activities is the outcome of discussions at our committee in February 2021 about raising awareness of CFLA copyright activities.

(Via CFLA Copyright Committee)

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