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From: Elliot Hoyt
Sent: March 3, 2021 3:20 PM
To: copyrightconsultation / consultationdroitdauteur (PCH)
Subject: Do not Extend Copyright to Life+70
Dear Honourable Copyright Consultation Committee
I am strongly opposed to extending copyright to life + 70 years. As a strong supporter of the public domain, I do not see any benefit to allowing copyright to extend for nearly a century after the originating author has passed away. Furthermore, this would completely stifle the flow of works into the public domain for 20 years.
However, I realize that you are probably set in your ways about this. To that end, I strongly urge you to waive all copyright, gratis, on out of commerce and orphaned works. If an entity cannot be bothered to profit off of their copyright, then Canada should not be in the business of protecting it.
Furthermore, the recommendations in section 4.2 of (http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/693.nsf/eng/00188.html#s11) should be implemented - non-profit LAMs should have access to works for their public mission in the 20 year period that we are wrongly extending copyright by, as well as allowing non-profit LAMs to utilize works after 100 years past creation.
Thank you for your time Elliot Hoyt