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The changes in technology will continue to accelerate according to Moore's law (exponentially), and the copyright debate will continue to expand as our reproductive technologies move into the physical realm. RP machines and 3d scanners already allow us to reproduce simple items in our own homes (I know at least one person with an RP machine in the home). This impacts trademarks in the same way that cassette recorders and photocopiers affect copyright.
The challenge with copyright legislation is to determine what is fair
Developments in technology put people "out of work" this has been consistent since the dawn of the industrial revolution. We are now entering a cultural revolution, and the type of people to be made redundant will be of a different class. (engineers and authors vs general laborers).
It is futile to try to preserve a way of life that has been destroyed by technology. Canadian copyright law should be formulated in a way that allows us to adapt to new reality's with a minimum of infighting.
Legislation to stand the test of time will need to be broadly and philosophically stated so that despite changes in technology, the principles will still apply.
It is in the interest of Canadians that their ideas be available to as many others in their own country and elsewhere in the country as possible so that we can share in a cultural conversation, debate and perhaps a social project.
The depository functions of the National Library need to be broadened so that we will have multiple copies or the right to multiple copying of all Canadian creations available across the country. This will require a major investment in culture, but it is necessary.
Legislation should state explicitly that copyright is infringed not when a work is copied from one format or device to another, but when it is transferred from one person to another.
Because it does not depend on any specific technology, such a legal principle will establish a climate of fairness to stand the test of time.
The "freedom to own property" is not considered a fundamental freedom under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. To truly represent Canadian values and interests there should be no copyright system at all, since copyrights are a means to protect an individuals ownership of intellectual property.