Expand Open Government Licence to include CBC and NFB


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Geoff Brown
Votes: 12

The CBC and NFB produce massive amounts of content annually but all of it is tightly controlled with heavy restrictions on use and re-use (even for educational institutions). Libraries currently have no rights to archive and make accessible this digital content for future generations. It would be amazing to see this content opened up to other memory institutions for long term curation. The NFB in particular charges for everything (even it's Vimeo channel) and both organizations reserve all rights on content that is produced with a lot of government money.

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Submitted by Rick L on April 08, 2016 - 5:38 PM

Hi Kent Thanks for the Open Data presentation at Carleton U last week. You will remember me asking about crown corporations such as CanadaPost, Navcanada and EDC. I have not looked closely at the OpenData bill from 2014, does it mention companies that are closely linked to the government? There is also Canadiana.ca, a non-profit which is funded by Innovation Canada and Canadian universities, uses office space in LAC, and so is controlled by government organizations. Its data is not open. What will happen in this case? Thanks Rick