Canada's House Of Commons Passes Copyright Reform

Law360, New York (June 19, 2012, 6:38 PM EDT) -- Canada's House of Commons passed legislation Monday that would align the country's copyright law with international standards and update it to take account of issues arising from online sharing of protected works.

With a 158-135 vote, the House of Commons passed the Copyright Modernization Act, which would make the first significant changes to Canada's copyright law since 1997. The proposed law, now under consideration by Canada's Senate, is meant to establish standards for protecting digitally available works and attempts to bring Canadian law in line with...
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