Canada Considers Overhaul Of Copyright Act

Law360, New York (June 12, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Canadian government has proposed amendments to the Copyright Act that would make it easier to crack down on individuals who illegally download copyrighted content from the Internet.

Industry Minister Jim Prentice, introducing the bill in Parliament on Thursday, said that although companies would still be able to seek a maximum fine of C$20,000 (U.S. $19,544) against commercial infringers for posting unauthorized content on a Web site, they would be limited to a a maximum fine of C$500 (U.S. $489) against individual infringers.

Existing law allows...
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