Donna on (c) and Education in Canada [6:09 pm]
Donna has lots to says about a Canadian news article that seems to show that educators, in their effort to carving out some fair use in the face of current copyright proposals in Canada, seem to give away the farm instead: Protect students’ free access to Web, groups say
Pitted against the publishing industry, six national education groups yesterday banded together to urge the federal government to reject any copyright law changes that would charge students and teachers a fee to use material on the Internet that is now free.
[...] Educators are not fighting the fact that some creators protect their work by passwords and allow only paying users to access their websites. The groups say they don’t agree with having to pay to use works that are publicly available on the Internet, as proposed in a draft document by the House of Commons standing committee on Canadian heritage. This will limit access to the Internet in schools, they say.