Canadian Bar Association Discusses P2P and DRM

The CBA (Canadian Bar Association) spoke (P. 30-34) about various issues that surround the impact of technology and copyright today.

Note: This is an article I wrote that was published elsewhere first. It has been republished here for archival purposes

They discussed various issues such as the fall and resurrection of Napster, DRM (Digital Rights Management), WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) treaties, bill C-60 (previous government), bill-C-59 (current government), YouTube and surrounding issues. The piece also contains several quotes from various experts in the related field.

This isn’t the first time the CBA spoke on matters on technology. During the previous Canadian government last year, they denounced the surveillance act which included controversial aspects such as Lawful Access. While their opposition to the surveillance act was apparent, at least back then, their recent discussion on copyright matters appear to shows that they have kept tabs on copyright matters as well.

The CBA represents roughly 35,000 lawyers, judges, notaries, law teachers, and law students from across Canada. It serves and an advocacy group for members of the legal profession. CBA provides personal and professional development and support for its members. They promote effective law reform and fair justice systems.

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