Canada Govt Launches Consultation on Copyright Framework For AI, IoT

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The Government of Canada today announced the launch of public consultation on modern copyright framework for AI and IoT. 

“The Copyright Act impacts many sectors of our economy. This consultation will allow us to hear the diverse perspectives of Canadians who want to make sure Canada’s copyright framework supports innovation, investment and competition…” says François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, Canada. 

As developments in AI and the proliferation of IoT and software-enabled devices increase, it is crucial to ensure that Canada’s copyright framework is able to respond effectively to new challenges. This consultation touches on a number of topics, including text and data mining, authorship and ownership of works created by AI, infringement and liability regarding AI, and repair and interoperability issues related to technological protection measures, reads an official statement. 

A consultation paper outlines the challenges to the copyright framework for each of these topics and presents questions to help design specific options and approaches to address them. The government is seeking additional evidence from stakeholders concerning these challenges and welcomes all comments and perspectives. 

Participants have until September 17, 2021, to share their input: https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/693.nsf/eng/00317.html