Archive for June 29th, 2012

Bill C-11 Receives Royal Assent

Bill C-11, the copyright reform bill, passed third reading at the Senate and received royal assent today. The bill is now S.C. 2012, c.20. The reforms do not take effect yet, however. The bill must go through an order-in-council process with a series of new regulations first, a process that […]

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June 29, 2012 23 comments News

Canada’s Notice-and-Notice vs. U.S.’s Notice-and-Takedown

Bob Tarantino has a good primer on the differences between Canada’s notice-and-notice system that will take effect with Bill C-11 and the U.S. notice-and-takedown approach.

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June 29, 2012 1 comment News

System Access Fee Class Action Lawsuit To Proceed

The Supreme Court of Canada has allowed a class action lawsuit against the major telecom companies to stand, paving the way for the $19 billion case to continue.

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June 29, 2012 19 comments News

Liberal Senators Take Last Shot At Copyright Bill’s Digital Lock Rules

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 […]

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June 29, 2012 35 comments News