Good morning,

Please see below for the February update from CFLA Copyright Committee.
Apologies for the lateness of sharing it.



*Amy Lorencz*


Atlantic Provinces Library Association

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CFLA Committee Update of February 16, 2021

At our February meeting, the CFLA Copyright Committee discussed
communications to members about what we’re working on, and how to share
this more effectively. This short message on current activities is the
outcome of that discussion, and will be produced monthly. The CFLA
Copyright Committee:

a.      Held a session with live chat at the OLA Superconference to
highlight work underway, and answered questions particularly on CUSMA term
extension and controlled digital lending.

b.      Will be coordinating work with the new Indigenous knowledge and
data sovereignty working group of the Indigenous Matters Committee

c.       Has been holding consultations with provincial library
associations to share challenges related to crown copyright with provincial
policy makers. This follows the Committee’s work with federal policy makers
in 2020.

d.      Has been discussing CUSMA and term extension since 2016, and has a
working group that is drafting a paper discussing the implications and the
options to address these. The Committee will be drafting a submission on
behalf of CFLA to respond to the federal government’s CUSMA consultation
for the deadline of March 12.

e.      Has a working group on controlled digital lending that is drafting
a white paper modelled on the US paper by David R. Hansen & Kyle K. Courtney
with consideration to Canadian context and law.

On behalf of the CFLA Copyright Committee. Members list available at:


Christina de Castell
Chief Librarian & CEO
Vancouver Public Library


Vancouver Public Library acknowledges that our work takes place on the
unceded homelands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish),
and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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