Media advisory - National student federation to comment on copyright bill



    OTTAWA, June 11 /CNW Telbec/ - Canadian Federation of Students'
spokesperson Ben Lewis will be available for comment immediately following the
tabling of the new copyright bill on Thursday, June 12 at 10:40 a.m.
    Earlier in 2008, the Canadian Federation of Students made the following
recommendations:

    - Implement a "Notice and Notice" regime that requires internet service
    providers (ISPs) to pass on notifications of alleged copyright
    infringement, but does not hold ISPs liable for copyright
    infringement that takes place on their networks.
    - Clarify the inclusive nature of fair dealing as set out in the
    Copyright Act to reflect the 2004 decision made by the Supreme Court
    in CCH Canadian Ltd. v. Law Society of Upper Canada.
    - Introduce limits on technological protection measures so that they
    can only be applied to infringing activities, not devices.
    - Eliminate crown copyright so that government works, funded by the
    Canadian public, are freely available for the public to access and
    use.

    Founded in 1981, the Canadian Federation of Students is Canada's largest
student organization, uniting over one-half million students from all ten
provinces.




For further information:

For further information: Please contact: Ben Lewis, Spokesperson, (613)
232-7394 ext. 16, Cellular: (613) 255-8938; Ian Boyko, Government Relations
Coordinator, (613) 232-7394 ext. 22, Cellular: (613) 261-7939


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