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Amidst NAFTA IP negotiation, Copyright Act review kicks off

Media | 12/13/2017 6:13 pm EST

After a unanimous voteĀ in the House of Commons, the federal government has triggered the long-awaited five-year review of the Copyright Modernization Act, though the timing might cause some challenges for the government, according to David Fewer, director at the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC). Initially expected to begin at the start of November, the late-December launch for the review means it will occur in a similar timeframe as the negotiations of international trade pacts like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the...

Notice-and-notice effect on piracy unclear ahead of copyright review

Media | 03/13/2017 8:39 pm EDT

As the federal government gears up to review the Copyright Act later this year, information about the rate of piracy in Canada remains elusive, two full years since the implementation of the notice-and-notice regime to combat copyright infringement. The Wire Report reached out to experts to see whether the regime has had a tangible effect on piracy rates in Canada ahead of the review, but few could provide a way to measure the notice system's effectiveness. “The Department of...