The National Post's John Ivison writes about the Conservatives' plan to borrow heavily from the 2008 Competition Policy Review Panel in the forthcoming Speech from the Throne. The panel report included recommendations for copyright reform, which focused on the need for balance in rewarding creators and stimulating competition and innovation.
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Copyright Reform Back on Legislative Agenda
The Governor-General is currently reading the Speech from the Throne, which sets the forthcoming legislative agenda, in the Senate. The speech unsurprisingly includes reference to copyright reform: Cultural creativity and innovation are vital not only to a lively Canadian cultural life, but also to Canada’s economic future. Our Government will […]
Here Comes the DMCA
With U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Wilkins looking on, the Conservative government unveiled its Speech from the Throne tonight. Wilkins and the copyright lobby undoubtedly liked what they heard. As expected, the government has prioritized copyright reform, promising to "improve the protection of cultural and intellectual property rights in Canada, […]