The Toronto Sun reports that anti-counterfeiting lawyer Lorne Lipkus believes that a Private Member's bill focusing on expanded copyright will be introduced shortly. There is no word on which MP is working with copyright lobbyists, but the bill will apparently including tougher sentences and increased seizure powers at the border.
Archive for December 3rd, 2009
The National Post reports that CARFAC, which represents Canadian visual artists, has filed a complaint against the National Gallery of Canada. CARFAC is seeking a new royalty for the use of members' works on the National Gallery website.
C-393, a Private Member's bill designed to improve the current access to medicines legislation, has passed second reading in the House of Commons. I wrote about the problems with the current system earlier this year.
The Electronic Commerce Protection Act received first reading in the Senate on Monday with plans for second reading tomorrow. It will then go to the Senate Standing Committee on Transport and Communications for review.