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