The Senate is expected to conclude its debate on Bill C-11 with a vote later today. Yesterday, Liberal Senators who heard testimony at the Banking, Trade and Commerce committee brought forward a motion for three amendments to the bill. Senator Wilfrid Moore raises several concerns during debate, but brought a motion for three changes:
- Amend the digital lock rules to link circumvention to copyright infringement
- Remove the destruction of lessons requirement from the new distance learning exception
- Create limitations on the change to the ephemeral right provision involving broadcasters
While there was discussion during debate about fair dealing and network PVRs, no amendments on those issues were raised. The Liberal motion is expected to be defeated and the bill is almost certain to pass this afternoon.