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Despite Government of Canada commitments to Open Government initiatives, Section 12 of the Copyright Act specifies that any work prepared or published by the Canadian government is subject to crown copyright. This means that substantial reproduction of government information beyond fair dealing...
Could it be a case of the emperor’s new clothes? Crown copyright and Canada’s commitment to open governmentDownload
This conference presentation provided an introduction to Crown copyright in Canada and addressed the advantages and disadvantages of keeping government information out of the public domain. Suggestions for modifying section 12 of the Copyright Act were offered in preparation for the upcoming...
Slides from a plenary presentation at the ABC Copyright Conference on June 29, 2017. Conference program abstract: Crown copyright has been flagged for review by Canadian copyright stakeholders including federal departments and parliaments for more than thirty years. In that time, our...
Presentation that accompanied a Creative Commons Canada community call about Crown copyright.