Day: June 3, 2011

Throne Speech promises swift passage of copyright amendmentsThrone Speech promises swift passage of copyright amendments



The Throne Speech delivered earlier today promises “swift passage of copyright legislation that balances the needs of creators and users.”  With a majority Government, the fourth try to amend the Copyright Act since 2005 will likely succeed where Bills C-60 (2005), C-61 (2008), and C-32 (2010) did not.

The copyright reforms are a long time coming. Canada has acknowledged since 1997 that it needs to adapt its laws to address digital technologies and the Internet. That year it signed the 1996 WIPO Treaties.Since

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2011-06-03Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2011-06-03