The Coalition for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (CDCE), which represents more than 350,000 creators and close to 3,000 cultural enterprises in Canada, has submitted recommendations for the study of Bill C-27 on artificial intelligence and data. It stressed the importance of taking into account the societal impacts, including those on the diversity of cultural expressions, generated by the lightning development of artificial intelligence systems. It also asked that provisions requiring compliance with the Copyright Act be added, notably to impose transparency obligations concerning the data used to feed artificial intelligence systems.

“We are convinced that Bill C-27 has a major role to play in the area of copyright. As the European Union has just done, Canada can act as a leader to protect the Canadian cultural ecosystem,” declared Marie-Julie Desrochers, Executive Director of the CDCE.

At the same hearing, three other Coalition members were also heard: the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC), the Association nationale des éditeurs de livres (ANEL) and the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA).

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    Bill C-27: CDCE appears before INDU committee

    Press release
    12 February 2024
    Artificial Intelligence, C-27