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Archive of posts tagged Copyright Modernization Act (Bill C-32)

Liberals Criticize Digital Lock Provisions

The Liberal Party of Canada announced its opposition to the digital lock provisions contained in proposed amendments to the Canadian Copyright Act.

Canada Inks Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

The Government of Canada announced that it has signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), which is aimed at combatting the spread of counterfeit and pirated goods.

Canadian Copyright Reform Draws Comments

A number of organizations representing various public and private interests have chipped in their two cents concerning the Government of Canada’s reintroduction of its copyright reform legislation.

Government of Canada Reintroduces Copyright Modernization Act

The Government of Canada announced that it has reintroduced legislation to modernize the Copyright Act.

CIPC Publishes Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Report

The Canadian Intellectual Property Council (CIPC) announced that it published a new report entitled The True Price of Peer to Peer File-Sharing: Re-examining don’t blame the P2P file-sharers.

CPCC Likes $35 Million Music Industry Subsidy

The Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC) announced that it approves of a new proposal by the Liberal Party of Canada that calls on the Government of Canada to pay $35 million per year to the music industry.

Liberals Seek to Replace Music Levy with Direct Subsidy

The Liberal Party of Canada announced that it proposes several amendments to the Copyright Modernization Act (Bill C-32), including the establishment of a new $35 million subsidy to be paid to the music industry each year.

Assorted Musicians Desire Digital Device Levy

The Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPPC) announced that a number of musicians have signed a joint letter that expresses support for extending the Canadian private audio copying levy to include most digital devices and storage media.

Groups Seek Music Levy on Most Digital Devices

The Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC) announced that 19 organizations support extending the Canadian private audio copying levy to include MP3 players, cell phones, computers and other devices capable of storing digital audio.

CPCC Unhappy with Proposed Copyright Law Amendments

The Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC) is criticizing proposed amendments to the Copyright Act for failing to expand the existing levy on blank storage media (CD-R, CD-RW, CD-R Audio, CD-RW Audio, MiniDisc) to include MP3 players, cell phones, computers and other devices and media capable of storing digital audio.

CCMIA Joins Balanced Copyright for Canada Coalition

The Canadian Council of Music Industry Associations (CCMIA) announced that it is joining the Balanced Copyright for Canada coalition. According to the statement, the CCMIA represents 10 provincial and territorial music industry associations, including the Yukon and northern Ontario (excluding Quebec). Its membership is composed of about 8,000 businesses and professionals in a variety of [...]

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 [...]

Government of Canada to Modernize Copyright Act

The Government of Canada announced that it has introduced legislation to modernize the Copyright Act. According to the statement, this legislation is intended to bring Canada in line with international standards and promote home-grown innovation and creativity.