New Canadian Copyright Law?

There are reports that the Conservative government is planning to introduce long-anticipated amendments to Canada’s copyright laws this spring (barring another Federal election which seems to be an annual occurrence). Controversial amendments such as US-style DRM (digital rights management) protection provisions will certainly generate opposition and the progress of the legislation will be closely watched.  The Liberals’ attempt at copyright reform came in Bill C-60 which died before the government changed hands.  We will be monitoring the proposed legislation when it is introduced.  

Calgary – 16:45 MST 

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  1. […] Last week’s Throne Speech made it clear that copyright reform is on the Canadian government’s legislative agenda.  Given the political landscape in Canada at the moment, many speculate [stories here and here] that the Conservative government may be preparing the way for US-style copyright laws to introduce digital-rights management protection and anti-circumvention provisions. In our earlier post,  we noted that the issue was already on the radar in the spring session, and now that Parliament is back to work, we can expect copyright law to come back into the spotlight.  We hope that the Canadian legislators will learn from US missteps in this area and achieve a balanced approach to copyright law in Canada.  We will continue to monitor this issue. […]

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