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To whom it may concern,
What sorts of copyright changes do you believe would best foster innovation and creativity in Canada?
I believe any legislation should be technologically neutral. A DMCA-like approach that considers a technology or a non-infringing use of a technology illegal per se is a huge brake on innovation. I believe that fair dealing should be expanded to provide greater innovation and creator opportunities.
Culture builds on culture and in order to derive the full benefit of the magic of the Internet we need to recognize that the Internet has sped up the dissemination of culture which naturally creates greater opportunities for sharing and extending. This is inherently a feature not a bug. Therefore I am in favour of establish a good-faith defence that the user believed their use of a online work was fair and non-infringing and individuals should be protected from liability as long as their use was private and non-commercial.