Access Copyright Says That There Should Be Less Fair Use
from the let's-not-listen-to-our-customers dept
Access Copyright, a Canadian copyright collections agency that has already positioned the discussions on copyright reform in Canada as a war against consumers, has had its submission to the government on the topic published, and it’s really quite stunning in that it says that “fair dealing” (the Canadian version of fair use) is already too broad and needs to be greatly restricted. But the really stunning statement from the filing is the following:
Access Copyright submits that good public policy should not be dictated by legalizing common public practices.
Actually, it seems that’s the very definition of good public policy. You know what bad public policy is? Destroying basic consumer rights and criminalizing basic consumer behavior because some obsolete organization can’t figure out a way to adjust its business model.