Home Page News Briefs People Media Telecom Archives About Us GET FREE NEWS UPDATES
Advertising Subscribe Reuse & Permissions
The Hill Times Parliament Now The Lobby Monitor HTCareers

Bill C-60 introduces controversial reforms to Canadian copyright law

News | 06/24/2005 4:00 am EDT

New copyright legislation proposed by the Liberal government has seen positive first reaction by many industry stakeholders, but public interest advocates warn that Bill C-60 is being unnecessarily rushed into law with serious defects. The bill, introduced into the House of Commons on June 21, contained few surprises, and, as expected, provides a new right of making available to performers and publishers, as well as providing legal protection for technological anti-hacking measures. As well, the bill would provide for a notice-and-notice system to protect ISPs from copyright liability. While arts groups, publishers, the record labels and ISPs are all singing the virtues of the bill, prominent groups and individuals warn that the proposed legislation would tip the balance of copyright law in this country in favour of rightsholders.

This content is available to wirereport.ca subscribers

Already a subscriber? Sign in here

Unlock all the Canadian telecom, broadcasting and digital media news you need.

Take a free trial or subscribe to The Wire Report now.


Two weeks free access to thewirereport.ca and our exlusive newsletters.

Register for free

* Required


Unlimited access to thewirereport.ca and our exlusive newsletters.


* Required

Reuse & Permissions

Unauthorized distribution, transmission, reuse or republication of any and all content is strictly prohibited. To discuss re-use of this material, please contact:

Customer Care, 613-688-8821 | subscriptions@hilltimes.com