Visual Artists in Copyright Controversy with Library and Archives

Law professor Jeremy deBeer weighed in on the copyright dispute between the Library and Archives Canada and CARFAC and RAAV. What I found interesting is that, contrary to what CARFAC had suggested, there was no assignment of copyright suggested at all. The license being requested may have been overly broad and vague, but everyone must begin to understand the differences between a copyright assignment, a copyright waiver, and a non-exclusive license. Based on CARFAC's page I ended up writing about Crown Copyright, something which has no bearing on this issue given the government was never asking to be assigned copyright.