Canada Introduces Sweeping Copyright Reform Bill

Law360, New York (June 21, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Canada’s federal government has introduced a copyright bill that would clarify file-sharing as illegal, make it an infringement to crack the digital locks on CDs and DVDs and define the responsibility of internet service providers in fighting online piracy.

The bill implements two treaties of the World Intellectual Property Organization, which would give creators the exclusive right to post music on the internet and make it illegal for others to make available music and film on file-sharing programs.

The legislation also makes it an infringement to...
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