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UNESCO/COL Chair Rory McGreal

Presentation to the Canadian Parliamentary Committee on Bill C-32 (Copyright)

The UNESCO/COL Chair in OER, Rory McGreal,  gave an invited presentation to the Canadian Parliamentary Committee on Bill C-32 (Copyright) on March 24, 2011. In supporting the Bill overall, he cautioned members of the danger inherent the Technology Protection Measures (digital locks) and opposed the "book burning" clauses in the Bill. He argued that breaking locks should be allowed for legal purposes and that researchers, students, and instructors should not have to destroy their legal copies.

For those who want to know what was realy said and the questions/responses at the Parliamentary Committee on -32 (Copyright), here are the transcripts. Go to the links below. See Meeting #20 from March 24, 2011.
> Transcript:
http://www2.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?DocId=5071024&Language=E&Mode=1&Parl=40&Ses=3

> Webcast:
http://www2.parl.gc.ca/CommitteeBusiness/CommitteeMeetings.aspx?Cmte=CC32&Language=E&Mode=1&Parl=40&Ses=3#DT20110324CC32MEE20