Canadian Copyright Reform
The Canadian government recently released a statement outlining its proposed copyright reforms. Many, including myself, were concerned that changes suggested by parliamentary committees did not consider an appropriate balance between rights owners and consumers. Nor did they learn from the problems created by the DMCA in the U.S.
The good news is that they now appear to be headed in the right direction. The proposed changes are indeed more reasonable. The real test will be in how the amendments are actually drafted.