In an effort to crack down on internet piracy, the Harper government is planning to roll out new rules that will require
A prominent consumers’ advocate says he’s worried Canada will sell out its new copyright law in favour of tough new restrictions
Imagine a world where you could receive a fine, and possibly be dragged before a judge, just for clicking on the wrong link, or where big media companies could demand your private online information. Here in Canada, our government looked at giving this kind of control to big media, yet the public opposition led them to decide against it.
The government will move to exempt memory cards from a copyright levy that now applies to blank tapes and CDs. Industry Minister
The House of Commons may have passed Bill C-11, but the constitutional concerns with the copyright bill and its digital lock rules will likely linger for years. Many experts believe that the government's decision to adopt one of the most restrictive digital lock approaches in the world. And guess what? It's vulnerable to constitutional challenge.
UPDATE: The Conservative government's copyright reform bill cleared the House of Commons on Monday night by a vote of 158
The Motion Picture Association - Canada reports meeting with Canadian Heritage Minister, Foreign Minister, and Industry Canada Senior Associate Deputy Minister all on the same day. These meetings occured less than three weeks after the introduction of Bill C-11 and the decision to sign the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). Ministers were willing to meet with the top U.S. copyright lobby group, but not with Canadian creator, consumer, or education groups who offered a much different perspective on legislative reform.
Did Heritage Minister James Moore lose a $10,000 bet? Opposition MPs say Moore pledged $10,000 that the Conservative government’s
A bill that will update Canada's copyright laws is heading back to the House of Commons with amendments as early as Thursday
Witnesses representing musicians, record labels and a small radio company asked MPs to amend the government's copyright reform