Canada launches consultation on copyright framework for AI and IoT

Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science, and Industry and Minister of Canadian Heritage issue a public consultation on a modern copyright framework for artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT). The consultation deals with text and data mining, authorship and ownership of works created by AI, infringement and liability regarding AI, and repair and interoperability issues related to technological protection measures. The paper details the challenges to the copyright framework for these issues and offers questions to help design approaches to address them. The deadline for public comments is September 17, 2021.