Archive for June, 2010

Modern copyright legislation: a balancing act

June 7, 2010

Bernard Courtois
President and CEO, ITAC

Last week, Bill C-32 was tabled in the House of Commons. It contained a variety of amendments to our copyright legislation and it couldn’t have come at a better time.

Currently in the midst of the federal government’s Digital Economy Strategy consultations, many within industry, the media, and the public had noted that modern copyright legislation was one major item Canada was missing. While privacy, spam, malware, identity theft, online child abuse, and other legal issues are being addressed, a Canadian copyright law that pertained to the internet age had not – until last Tuesday.