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IFPI Reacts to Canadian Copyright Bill

IFPI announced its reaction to the publication of the Canadian Copyright Modernization Act (Bill C-32).

John Kennedy, chairman and chief executive of IFPI, says: “It is welcome news that the Canadian government is at last looking to update its copyright laws and join the WIPO internet treaties, recognising that unless it protects intellectual property rights in the digital era, future investment in Canadian books, films, games, music, software and television programmes will be threatened.”

“The publishing of this bill is only the beginning of a process, and some of its provisions must be amended in order to bring Canada in line with its international treaty obligations as well as evolving international norms. As it is, it simply does not go far enough to protect creators and producers in the digital environment.”

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