Canada Seeks To Beef Up Digital Copyright Protections

Law360, New York (June 2, 2010, 6:46 PM EDT) -- Canada's government has introduced new copyright legislation that aims to prevent consumers from breaking digital locks, such as those in place on DVDs or digital music files, among other sweeping changes to the country's Copyright Act.

In a statement Wednesday introducing the bill, the Canadian government said the legislation was designed to modernize the Copyright Act to cover advances in technology and adhere to international standards.

“This legislation will ensure that Canada's copyright laws are forward-looking and responsive in a fast-paced digital world,” Minister of Industry...
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