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I am an average Canadian citizen, and I am in support of expanding fair dealing laws so that everyday activities are protected. Any changes to the law should in no way make average citizens criminals. Any revisions of the current copyright law should be targeted at commercial piracy instead of wasting resources to target individual consumers. Fair dealing should cover the activities of schools and libraries as they depend on easy access to materials to operate.
The law should be forward thinking and technology neutral so that it would still be relevant in the future. I do not think that Parliament should need to constantly revisit the law as new technologies are invented as that is usually inefficient and would create a patchwork of laws that would not be consistent.
Copyright should not be allowed to be extended. The current duration of copyright is sufficiently long already. Innovators do not require lifetime copyright protection in order to be encouraged to create. Nor should artists and their families be able to live off the royalties from one invention for the rest of their lives. Society benefit having a reasonable duration for copyright duration that actually allow the copyrighted material to expire and enter the public domain. With a robust public domain, society can create new innovations that make use of public domain material
Above all, any revision to the copyright laws should be made with the consumers in mind instead of the industry.