Friday, April 01, 2005

The Government of Canada Announces Upcoming Amendments to the Copyright Act

Newsflash from Ottawa:
Minister of Industry David L. Emerson and Minister of Canadian Heritage and Minister responsible for Status of Women Liza Frulla today [March 24, 2005] released a Statement, on behalf of the Government of Canada, outlining proposed amendments to the Copyright Act that will address the challenges and opportunities of the Internet. These amendments will fulfill the Government's commitment to address the short-term group of copyright reform issues.
This is good news for Canadian. The full press release is available here.

Remember that Michael Geist, Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-Commerce Law from the University of Ottawa, did a presentation on the problems with Canadian copyright law several weeks ago. My blog entry on it contains a link to the video of that event.

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