Minutes before the Senate shut down for the summer on Friday, both the movie piracy bill (C-59) and the Olympic marks bill (C-47) received royal assent and are now part of the law of the land.
Archive for June 23rd, 2007
During the Senate debate over Bill C-59, a Conservative Senator was asked this week whether the government has any intention of putting other copyright infringement activities under the Criminal Code. Senator Janis G. Johnson responded no.
Good news from Geneva this week where the proposed Broadcasting Treaty failed to generate much support. A diplomatic conference for 2007 is now off the table. Reports from IP Watch, EFF, KEI, and Howard Knopf.
- Why It’s Time to Reboot Canada’s Failed Digital Agenda
- Weakening Net Neutrality: How the Government’s Internet Regulation Plan Abandons the Principle of Equal Treatment of Content Online
- No Policies on Real Issues and Harmful Policies on Non-Issues: How the Government Bungled the Internet Regulation File
- As Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault Plans Link Taxes and Internet Content Regulation, Where Is Navdeep Bains?
- Canadian Heritage Minister Guilbeault Says Social Media Sites Linking to News Content Without Payment is “Immoral”