Here's Michael Geist on the CCC statement:
"The CCC is obviously unconcerned with user rights or the many creators who cite uncertainty of access as a primary worry."
And here's a quote from the statement:
"Increasingly legislators have turned to exceptions in the law as a way of providing guaranteed cost-free access to the public, even though the targeted problems, such as the need of teachers to use the Internet in the classroom, have more to do with budgets (too small) and clearance systems (too complicated) than with copyright law. It is important to remember that professional artists are users as well as creators. We, too, want reasonably priced access to the copyright-protected works of others but sometimes experience unduly high fees for access from other rights holders, often including government institutions and agencies."
Or maybe I just don't understand the word obviously. Perhaps he's talking about this part:
"The CCC recognizes and celebrates all of the many ways creators choose to relate their work to the current copyright system. We feel there is no need to alter the fundamental principles of the law to reflect these choices by introducing exceptions. Copyright stands as a definition of specific and limited rights for creators. Whatever rights individual creators choose to reserve are entirely an individual choice. In instances where copyright uses are licenced, the CCC recognizes the right of authors to choose whether or not to participate in that licensing regime."
"Often such reforms are proposed in the name of the public interest. It is the contention of the CCC that the making of art and contemporary Canadian culture is a vital part of Canadian life and an essential ingredient in the information economy. We assert that it is in the public interest that this capability be preserved and protected."
Anyway, the fun begins anew.