Current status: Open
Consultation period extended to January 15, 2024.
In 2021, the Government of Canada launched a consultation on Canada's copyright framework to gather Canadians' insights on how to adapt it for the digital age. This was the Consultation on a Modern Copyright Framework for Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things.
Since then, the rapid development of generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools, like ChatGPT, have captured the world's attention and reaffirmed the need to reconsider some of the issues studied. While these new tools offer significant promise, there are also potential risks and impacts that should be appropriately considered, including in the context of protecting the rights of creators through Canada's copyright framework.
That is why the government felt it was time to ask Canadians their thoughts on Canada's copyright framework and AI technology again.
The government continues working toward amending the Copyright Act for the benefit of all Canadians.
The consultation will focus on the impacts of recent developments in AI on the creative industries and the economic impacts that these technologies have, or could have, on Canadians, and it will look at whether change is required to further improve or reinforce copyright policy for a modern, evolving Canadian economy.
Stakeholder feedback will inform the government's policy development process.
Who we are consulting
The government welcomes the perspectives of all Canadians interested in matters related to copyright and AI.
Canadians are invited to submit their feedback through an online questionnaire. The consultation also involves roundtables with a diverse group of stakeholders with expertise and experience in this area, including those involved in the creative industries and in AI development.
The key elements for discussion during this consultation process are outlined in the consultation paper entitled Consultation paper: Consultation on Copyright in the Age of Generative Artificial Intelligence.
How to participate
Given the strong interest in the consultation and the importance of canvasing varied perspectives, the consultation period has been extended.
Canadians now have until January 15, 2024 instead of December 4, 2023 to complete our online consultation form and submit feedback.
Following the consultation period, an update will be published on this web page.
If you have any questions or require assistance regarding this consultation, please contact us by email at email@example.com.