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Canada: Copyright Modernization Act Set to Come into Force
Source: itworldcanada.com
Source Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, Internet Governance
Country: Canada
Created: Nov 05, 2012

Not all of the new law's provisions will take effect immediately, including protection for ISPs from the copyright violations made by their customers.

The federal government's Copyright Modernization Act is about to be put into force in early November, according to an order from the Canada Privy Council dated Oct. 25.

Bill C-11 was tabled by the Conservative government back in September 2011 and was finally passed into law, updating Canada's copyright law for the first time since 2000. Previous to this bill, there had been several attempts by both the Conservative government and previous Liberal government to pass through Copyright Modernization, but those attempts were killed when parliament was dissolved as a result of a minority government losing a confidence vote or a Prime Minister deciding to prorogue the parliament.

(By Brian Jackson)
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