Thanks for this reminder. I've been putting together a submission myself
and I'd urge others to do the same. If you're not sure where to begin,
michaelgeist.ca has some excellent discussion of where Canadian
copyright law should be headed.
In addition to individual submissions, what are the chances that as a
group, the Wikimedia Canada folks could put together a submission. It
obviously couldn't be official, but as a group of citizens involved in
setting up an organization that will be interested in Canadian copyright
issues, I think it makes sense to draft something.
On Tue, 2009-07-21 at 15:55 -0700, Ray Saintonge wrote:
The Canadian government has asked for comments on
copyright revision at
It will accept comments until September 13. Amazingly this mostly
coincides with the time when most people interested in liberalized
copyright laws are away touring Europe or planting trees. When they
regain access to their electronic lifelines it may be too late to comment.
Promoters of these changes would really like Canada to fall in line with
the WIPO treaty that it signed a decade ago. They might have passed
their changes easily if they had been quick about it, but events over
the last 10 years have made this much more controversial then they would
There do not appear to be any rules that would prohibit comments by