The following recommendations were selected to those most directly consequential to academic products. The Shifting Paradigms report by the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage can be found here (English).
Recommendation 1: That the Government of Canada increase its support for creators and creative industries in adapting to new digital markets.
Recommendation 3: That the Government of Canada create educational materials to raise awareness of copyright provisions and artist remuneration for consumers.
Recommendation 4: That the Government of Canada create educational materials to raise awareness of copyright provisions as well as artists’ rights and responsibilities under the Copyright Act for artists and creators.
Recommendation 6: That the Government of Canada increase its efforts to combat piracy and enforce copyright.
Recommendation 7: That the Government of Canada pursue its commitment to implement the extension of copyright from 50 to 70 years after the author’s death.
Recommendation 11: That the Government of Canada amend the definition of sound recording found in section 2 of the Copyright Act to allow sound recordings used in television and film to be eligible for public performance remuneration.
Recommendation 12: That the Government of Canada review, clarify and/or remove exceptions contained in the Copyright Act, ensuring that any exception respects section 9 of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, to which Canada is a signatory.
Recommendation 13: That the Government of Canada meet international treaty obligations (including Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Agreement, and World Intellectual Property Organization Copyright Treaty).
Recommendation 16: That the Government of Canada extend moral and economic rights to audiovisual performers.
Recommendation 18: That Government of Canada amend the Act to clarify that fair dealing should not apply to educational institutions when the work is commercially available.
Recommendation 20: That the Government of Canada review, harmonize and improve the enforcement of the statutory damages for infringement for non-commercial use in section 38.1(1) of the Copyright Act.