Via TechDirt comes word that my federal MP Sarmite Bulte thinks that the “user rights” established under the Copyright – known as exceptions, that allow users to freely use portions of copyrighted work for such things as research, private study, news reporting, and criticism – lead to “freebies.
It looks like Bulte’s committee is trying to narrow Fair Use to it’s most limited interpretation – if not eliminate it altogether.
Is this another example of politicians fixing the law?
Perhaps she can spend some of her summer reading up on Lawrence Lessig‘s Free Culture.
I talked to her yesterday. I’m thinking I should try to get another word with her. Given it’s “Election Night in Canada”, it’s my best chance for ~4 years.