Copyright law of Canada

  1. Republican Committee Proposes, Then Quickly Retracts, Proposal for Copyright Reform

    November 19, 2012 4:01 PM EST On Friday, the Republican Study Committee, a caucus of conservative Republicans, posted a brief that suggests a radical reset on copyright law -- one that appears to embrace the concepts of income redistribution and a progressive tax rate on all c ...

  2. Canada's Supreme Court Shakes Up Copyright Laws

    July 12, 2012 3:27 PM EDT The Supreme Court of Canada has come out with five big copyright decisions on Thursday that will shake up licensing of entertainment content in the country. The decisions deal with music used on TV shows and in movies, music and video games downlo ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Canada's SOCAN To Appear Before High Court On Digital Licensing Ruling

    December 06, 2011 5:00 PM EST The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, the Canadian performing rights organization otherwise known as SOCAN, will be appearing at Canada's highest court today and tomorrow (Dec. 6) to represent its members in a case ...

  5. Canadian Government Reintroduces Copyright Modernization Act

    September 29, 2011 9:19 PM EDT In what is being painted as a controversial move by the Canadian press, the Canadian government reintroduced the Copyright Modernization Act on Thursday (Sept. 29), which provides a broad revamp of copyright law in that country. Among the most con ...

  6. What Will Canada's New Majority Government Mean for Copyright Reform?

    May 05, 2011 1:02 PM EDT Monday's re-election of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservative government in Canada to a majority stronghold means that there will be fewer impediments to get its legislation passed. One bill, which died March 26 when the general e ...

  7. Canadian Copyright Board Issues Royalty Decision

    April 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Copyright Board issued a royalty decision dealing with satellite radio today, concluding these services should pay 6.2% of revenues for the use of music. "This is lower than the total equivalent rates of 7.1% set by the board, th ...

  8. Canadian Copyright Board Opens Hearing On Music Tariffs

    December 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Canadian Copyright Board kicked off a large-scale hearing today in Ottawa over arguments about multiple tariffs that cover everything from performing rights in songs to mechanical reproduction rights. "It's sure to be a landmark hear ...

  9. New Canadian Copyright Legislation To Come

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT New Canadian copyright legislation will be introduced tomorrow, the federal Conservative government said this afternoon. The music industry blames lax copyright legislation for the proliferation of file sharing in the country and a decline of more ...

  10. Canadian Creatives Call For Copyright Reform

    January 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Canadian lobbying group the Creators Copyright Coalition (CCC) is demanding government action to reform the country's copyright laws. In a "public platform" statement published today (Jan. 21), the CCC calls on the Canadian governme ...

  11. Canada's Copyright Act Revisions Get Shelved

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Revisions to Canada's Copyright Act, which were expected to be announced today, have been put on hold without any indication of when they might be introduced. The Canadian Conservative government under Industry Minister Jim Prentice had place ...

  12. House Members Debate 'Fair Use'

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Committee reviewing section of the Copyright Act. Committee reviewing section of the Copyright Act. News ...

  13. Behind the Deal: Canadian Levy On MP3 Players

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The music industry's fight against peer-to-peer copyright infringers is gathering strength in courts around the world. Yet some tech-oriented lawyers and others who disagree with the labels' legal str The music industry's fight agai ...

  14. CPCC Appeal Dismissed

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Private copying levy upheld. The Canadian Supreme Court today (July 28) dismissed applications from the Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC) to hear an appeal of the December decision of the Federal Court of Appeal involving its private copy ...

  15. Canada Closer To Updating Copyright Act

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST WIPO treaty ratification expected. The Canadian government is moving forward with plans to introduce legislation to modernize the country's Copyright Act. A bill is expected to be introduced to Parliament this spring. A statement from Industr ...

  16. Canadian Court Nixes 'iPod' Tax

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Judge: Copyright Board had no jurisdiction. Judge: Copyright Board had no jurisdiction. News ...

  17. Canada's Billion-Dollar Culture Deficit Requires New Policy Approach

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canadian artists have enjoyed unprecedented international critical and commercial success in recent years. From Avril Lavigne to Yann Martel to Denys Arcand, Canadians have won Grammys, Bookers and Os Michael Geist is the Canada Research Chair in ...

  18. Canadian ISPs Win Court Ruling Over Royalties

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Internet service providers may not have to pay royalties to the music industry for files downloaded by their customers, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled June 30. TORONTO -- Internet service providers may not have to pay royalties to the music ind ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. The Author, Consumer and Computer Owner Protection and Security Act

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bill to encourage the development and distribution of creative works by enhancing domestic and international enforcement of copyright laws. http://www.vnuemedia.com/digitalmall/store/product_view.jsp?product_id=16510&category_name=Entertainmen ...