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1. How do Canada's copyright laws affect you? How should existing laws be modernized?
I would like to see any music that a publisher says is permanently out of print become public domain immediately so that people will not be held hostage by the publishers. With the technology available, there is no reason all music could not be converted to electronic form and made available. Scanning a piece of music would cost less in labour than one normally pays for a full score. Schools should be allowed to photocopy music for use in teaching, but must use an original document for any performances.
2. Based on Canadian values and interests, how should copyright changes be made in order to withstand the test of time
You should be allowed to make back up copies of all items you own for protection against loss, including copies on the internet, ie cloud computing.
3. What sorts of copyright changes do you believe would best foster innovation and creativity in Canada?
Do not allow copyrights to be extended beyond their original term. This would encourage more new ideas and not minor changes to extend the copyright.
4. What sorts of copyright changes do you believe would best foster competition and investment in Canada?
Limit the length of copyright to 50 years after the writers death.
5. What kinds of changes would best position Canada as a leader in the global, digital economy?
Cloud computing should be recognized as a legitimate of storing one's electronic data, and not under the threat of action from the copyright holder.