challenging the new digital lock talking point: why european rules are more flexible than c-11
Debate on C
11 This week, in the House of Commons, Paul Calandra, parliamentary secretary of the Canadian Heritage Minister, resumed cooperation, citing a statement raising the question of comparison between the Canadian digital lock rule and the European digital lock rule.
As a response to the ongoing concerns of Bill C.
11 digital lock rules-
They easily become the most discussed issue in the debate. -
Calandra said: There are two questions raised by the comments of Calandra :(1)
Whether Europe has more stringent support for digital locks; and (2)
Does a digital lock reduce the availability of online content.
The first issue is an important one, as it has been claimed that Europe is more stringent than the digital lock rule proposed in C-Bill
It is obviously inaccurate.
In fact, many Canadians-
If we match some of the methods in Europe, the digital lock rules.
Implementation in Europe includes: The second question about the reduction in online content availability is a bit odd as no one claims C-
The digital lock rule will reduce the availability of online content.
The main problem is that these rules give priority to locks and distort the copyright balance by allowing rights holders to go above and beyond the consumer\'s rights simply by inserting locks.
As far as I know, no one suggested that the rule would reduce the availability of content, which Calandra has repeatedly mentioned (
He raised the issue at a previous meeting)
Do not respond to actual concerns or criticisms.
In fact, the real concern-
Proposed by dozens of Canadian organizations and all opposition parties-
Canada\'s digital lock rules are more restrictive than those required by international law, more restrictive than those of many other countries, and so restrictive that they undermine the government\'s balance proposition.
Calandra mentioned other countries just to remind Canadians, C-
The digital lock rule is one of the most stringent rules in the world.
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