[PGCanada] FWD: [d at DCC] Manitoba Life and Times

Wallace J.McLean ag737 at freenet.carleton.ca
Tue Jan 18 17:07:56 PST 2005

Forwarded from Digital Copyright Canada

>From   John Lange
Sent  Tuesday, January 18, 2005 6:54 pm 
To  Copyright DiscussionsCc    
Subject  [d at DCC] Manitoba Life and Times 

Manitobia: Life and Times (http://www.manitobia.org/) is a new
initiative of the Manitoba Library Consortium. (not much on the web site
yet but read the PDF document for details)

"The project will make a wealth of material on the history of Manitoba
available to everyone."

In short, the project aims to take a variety of old documents (mainly
newspapers) digitize them using OCR, and make the available in a
searchable database.

Interesting in terms of discussions here because; 1) if copyright was
not limited this project wouldn't be possible; and 2) under the
recommendations of the Heritage committee, all content will be presumed
to be copyrighted and schools will pay a levy in order to access it. 

John Lange

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