[with apologies for cross-posting]
** PLEASE RESPOND BY DECEMBER 15, 2003 **
The Department of Canadian Heritage and Industry Canada are conducting
a survey on the use made by rights holders of the "Exception
Regulations" (SOR/99-325) that apply to Section 30.2 of the Copyright
As part of the last phase of law revision (1997), Regulations were
registered in July 1999 requiring libraries, archives and museums to
keep records of copies provided.
Two types of copying are involved:
(1) copies made by your library on behalf of your own patrons; and,
(2) copies made by your library on behalf of a patron of another
library (Inter-Library Loan).
The government survey deals only with (1), where the record-keeping
requirements are due to expire on December 31, 2003.
However, we would like to gather information on BOTH types of copying
to assist in developing strategy for the Section 92 review of the
Copyright Act that is now underway.
The collated responses will be forwarded to the Dept. of Canadian
Heritage and Industry Canada.
If you are a member of CARL and are responding to the CARL survey, you
can merely copy the CLA on your answers: no extra work is required.
(Please also note that the government survey does not deal with Sec.
30.21 (Records to be Kept by Archives). These records are not subject to
a sunset date, and continue in force).
To access the questionnaire (available in Microsoft Word and Rich Text
formats), visit http://www.cla.ca/top/whatsnew/wnde0403.htm
Thank you for your cooperation and feel free to pass this message along
to other individuals.
Canadian Library Association
328 Frank Street
Ottawa, ON K2P 0X8
Fax: (613) 563-9895
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