This evening's Senate Committee hearings on C-59, the movie camcording bill, went about as expected with the Senators passing the bill and generally voicing support. That said, there was some skepticism – one Senator expressed doubt about whether this was a major problem, while another was surprised that the Canadian […]
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The leak of Michael Moore's forthcoming documentary Sicko on the Internet has attracted considerable attention. Indeed, when beginning comments on Bill C-59 in the Senate, Conservative Senator Janis G. Johnson opened with: Honourable senators, Bill C-59 will deter unauthorized videotape camcord activities in movie theatres in Canada. The bill amends […]
The Senate began debate yesterday on Bill C-59, the movie camcording bill. The bill received enthusiastic support from both a Conservative and a Liberal Senator, but the bill was then sent to the Senate Standing Committee on Transport and Communications for review, suggesting that the Senate might conduct the hearings […]
For those reading this in a feed, I've just added a Must Watch section to the website. While it starts with the recent YouTube video on the movie camcording bill, there will be more added in the weeks ahead as I'm working with law student with a film background on […]
One day after Bill C-59 cleared the House of Commons (it had first reading in the Senate yesterday), Bill C-47, the Olympic marks bill, also received unanimous approval. The final bill includes the parody exception and specific protection for the electronic media. It now moves to the Senate for final […]