Canada Proposes Copyright Reforms

Law360, New York (March 26, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- Canada’s government has proposed reforms to the country’s copyright law to bring it in line with two treaties of the World Intellectual Property Organization.

The proposal calls for implementation of the Copyright Treaty and Performances and Phonograms Treaty of the World Intellectual Property Organization. Both took effect in 2002.

The proposal does not call for the ratification of the treaties, but the government indicated that it is considering ratification after passage of the proposal.

"Canada will be bound when it ratifies the treaties," according to government...
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