Copyright Bill C-11 passes Senate and given Royal Assent (updated)

June 29th, 2012 by Barry Sookman Leave a reply »

Bill C-11, The Copyright Modernization Act passed Third Reading in the House of commons and was given First Reading in the Senate on June 18, 2012. On June 26, 2012, the Bill was passed by the Senate Banking Committee. On June 27, 2012 the Senate Banking Committee reported C-11 back to the Senate without amendment. Earlier today, June 29, 2012, the Bill was passed by the Senate and given Royal Assent. It will come into force in the next few months through an order-in-council process.

The first witnesses in the Senate included Ministers Paradis and Moore who appeared on June 21, 2012. The Senate resumed hearings on the Bill on June 22 and 26, 2012. The list of witnesses and links to view the webcasts can be found at the Parliament of Canada website.

For more information about the Copyright Modernization Act or Bill C-11 or copyright reform, see Change and the Copyright Modernization Act.


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