Media Advisory - Canadian Federation of Students Available for Comment on
Copyright Bill's Impact on Post-secondary Education and Research

OTTAWA, June 2 /CNW Telbec/ - Canadian Federation of Students' representatives will be available for comment immediately following the tabling of a bill to amend the Copyright Act later today.

Copyright is of particular importance to students, who both use and create copyrighted materials on a day-to-day basis. The Canadian Federation of Students has advocated for a balanced approach to copyright reform that rejects the "Made in the USA" approach taken by the government during its last attempt at copyright reform in June 2008 (Bill C-61).

The Federation has called for any reforms to the Copyright Act to include:

    
        -  an expanded and flexible definition of fair dealing;
        -  careful regulation of technological protection measures;
        -  strict limits on statutory damages;
        -  the elimination of Crown copyright.
    

The Canadian Federation of Students submission to the copyright consultations is available for download at www.cfs-fcee.ca/copyright.

Founded in 1981, the Canadian Federation of Students is Canada's largest student organisation, uniting more that one-half million students in all ten provinces. Students in Canada have been represented by the Canadian Federation of Students and its predecessor organisations since 1927.

SOURCE Canadian Federation of Students

For further information: For further information: or to arrange an interview, please contact: Ben Lewis, Communication Officer, (416) 925-3825; Dave Molenhuis, National Chairperson, (613) 232-7394


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