41st Canadian Parliament

  1. New Bill Would Force Canada to Review Copyright Law Every Five Years

    July 09, 2012 4:17 PM EDT A little more than a year since the last copyright reform bill (C-32) died when a general election was called, Canada's Conservative government finally committed to update the country's lagging copyright laws. Bill C-11 was the fourth at ...

  2. Copyright Reform Progresses In Canada

    November 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Bill C-32, Canada's copyright reform bill, has entered an important stage in Parliament in the capital city of Ottawa. Earlier this month, it got past a second hearing and yesterday (Nov. 18) a Committee of the Whole was formed, which will no ...

  3. Canadian Copyright Reform Debate Turns Nasty

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Canadian federal politician James Moore has lashed out at opponents of his made-in-U.S.A. copyright reform package as "radical extremists." "They will find any excuse to oppose this bill, to drum up fear, to mislead, to misdirect an ...

  4. Amendments To Canadian Copyright Bill Tabled

    June 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Canadians will be allowed to copy legally acquired music to their iPods and computers but will be barred from getting around digital locks, according to draft copyright legislation proposed by the country's minority Conservative government. T ...

  5. U.K. Anti-Piracy Law To Allow Appeals

    March 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. government says it will add measures to the Digital Economy Bill that will create an appeals procedure for those accused of online copyright infringement. Stephen Timms, the minister for Digital Britain, confirmed today (March 22) that &q ...

  6. Race Against Time For U.K. Digital Bill

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST The U.K. government's Digital Economy Bill, which includes measures to tackle copyright infringement online, is progressing through the U.K. parliament but still has to pass a number of stages to become law before a general election is called ...

  7. U.K. Govt Confirms Digital Legislation

    November 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST The U.K. government has confirmed its intention to introduce a Digital Economy Bill, expected to include three-strikes measures that would lead to suspension of Internet access for repeat copyright infringers. The bill "to ensure the communic ...

  8. Canadian Biz Raises Concerns About Govt Appointment

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Conservative MP James Moore's appointment as heritage minister in prime minister Stephen Harper's new minority government sees "the fox running the chicken house," according to one music industry insider. Moore, from British Co ...

  9. French Debate On C'right To Resume May 4

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The debate on the controversial French copyright bill will resume in the Senate on May 4. The draft, which was voted by the French Parliament on March 21 after weeks of passionate discussions, has to The debate on the controversial French copyrigh ...

  10. French Debate On C'right To Resume May 4

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Draft passed March 21 awaits Senate adoption. The debate on the controversial French copyright bill will resume in the Senate on May 4. The draft, which was voted by the French Parliament on March 21 after weeks of passionate discussions, has to b ...

  11. Election Outcome Impact On Canadian Reform

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Biz ponders if Conservatives will overhaul law. While Canadian voters put an end to 12 years of Liberal government rule in that country Jan. 23, it's music industry has been left pondering if the newly-elected minority Conservative party will ...

  12. Content Groups Voice Support For Giant IP Bill

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST A coalition of 20 content-industry groups sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Nov. 11 calling for the passage of an omnibus intellectual property bill when members return for a lame-duck session next wee WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A coalition of 20 content- ...

  13. Content Groups Voice Support For Giant IP Bill

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST A coalition of 20 content-industry groups today (Nov. 11) sent a letter to the U.S. Senate calling for the passage of an omnibus intellectual property bill when members return for a lame-duck session A coalition of 20 content-industry groups today ...

  14. French E-Commerce Bill Opens Door For P2P Suits

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT France will soon have in place the legislation necessary to enable the music industry to sue cyber-criminals. The French Senate on May 13 approved the nation's new e-commerce bill, which provides a le PARIS--France will soon have in place the ...

  15. Canadian Biz Back Calls to Overhaul C'right Law

    May 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canada's music industry is welcoming a Canadian House of Commons committee report which calls for an immediate overhaul of the country's copyright law. Canada's music industry is welcoming a Canadian House of Commons committee repor ...

  16. Canadian Biz Back Calls to Overhaul C'right Law

    May 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canada's music industry is welcoming a Canadian House of Commons committee report which calls for an immediate overhaul of the country's copyright law. Canada's music industry is welcoming a Canadian House of Commons committee repor ...