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Copyright reform - Canada

  • Is C-11 strong enough to catch the “bad guys”?

    March 13, 2012

    At the Canadian copyright reform hearings this month, witnesses said Bill C-11’s so-called enablement provision was insufficient to catch the “bad guys” – such as isoHunt and Megaupload

  • Bieber’s lesson: why Bill C-11 must strike the right balance

    March 09, 2012

    If Canadian legislators are wondering what the future of copyright should be, one domain name service provider thinks they should look no further than the new Justin Bieber movie

  • Canada to push through copyright bill by year-end

    October 14, 2011

    Canada could overhaul its copyright rules before the end of the year after the country’s Conservative Party cemented its support in the May federal elections by taking a majority of seats

  • Music publisher: bill C-11 favours “corporate music piracy”

    March 05, 2012

    Music industry representatives have charged that Canadian copyright reform does not provide strong enough remedies against digital piracy

  • Digital locks debated in Canada copyright reform hearing

    February 29, 2012

    Digital locks and fair dealing exemptions for educational institutions were the focus of Monday's hearing before a committee considering massive reforms to Canada’s copyright law

  • Tariffs on teacher copies debated in Supreme Court

    December 07, 2011

    To what extent teachers' textbook copying is "fair dealing" was debated before the Supreme Court of Canada on Wednesday, one of three copyright-related cases the High Court is considering this week.

  • Soundtrack royalties under scrutiny

    December 07, 2011

    In the last of five copyright cases heard this week by the Supreme Court of Canada, justices weighed arguments as to whether broadcasters and cinema owners must pay a separate tariff for the performance of soundtracks

  • Canada Supreme Court in copyright spree

    December 07, 2011

    Canada’s Supreme Court is hearing five cases this week, in a historic burst of activity that could fundamentally reshape copyright protection in the country

  • Case report: Supreme Court considers digital copyright cases

    December 06, 2011

    The Supreme Court of Canada yesterday heard the first day of oral arguments in two cases centred on whether copyright infringement is triggered through downloading of digital media

  • Swift copyright reform predicted for Canada

    July 21, 2011

    Canada is almost certain to revisit copyright reform proposals when Parliament reconvenes in September, according to one law professor

  • Canadian copyright proposals attacked

    October 27, 2010

    After last year’s failed attempt to modernise the outdated copyright law, Canada’s parliament will consider a bill next week that could introduce a controversial new regime

  • Analysis: the Copyright Modernization Act

    October 28, 2010

    Canada’s Copyright Modernization Act will make sweeping changes to the country’s outdated copyright regime, which has helped to land it on the US Special 301 list for years. Managing IP summarises the most controversial provisions

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