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

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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5 thoughts on “Copyright Bill C-11 passes Senate and given Royal Assent (updated)”

  1. A fan says:

    Mr Sookman,
    Thank you so very much for all the hard work you have put into your site. It’s informative and has helped myself and countless others.

    Respectfully,
    A fan

  2. You are very welcome.

  3. smart says:

    great info thanks

  4. Annie Buddy says:

    I remember when Moore first announced this and he brought out those downloading teens and showed us his mp3 player and said that everything we all do will become legal now.

    Wohoo! Let the ripping and sharing begin!

  5. Annie Buddy says:

    Mr Sookman,
    Thank you for for all the hard work you have put into your site. I can’t wait for all of our everyday activities to be legalized by this new copyright law, can you?
    Another fan

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