Major record labels, movie studios, and major software developers continue to heavily lobby the Canadian government over copyright issues.
Following the defeat of article 11 and article 13, major corporate interests are saying that they will fight on to bring the laws back.
Last week, US President Donald Trump signed a bill that rolled back privacy regulations for ISPs. Now, ISPs are free to sell your personal information.
Music Canada, formerly known as CRIA (Canadian Recording Industry Association), has announced in a press release that their next lobbying effort intends “to rebalance the copyright regime and ensure the business needs of the music sector are met.” For long time supporters of digital rights, the timing of this could signal the beginning of an […]
Canadians have fought long and hard (since at least 2005) to keep major foreign corporations from imposing copyright policies that are contrary to the betterment of the country. Now, foreign influences are once again trying to alter Canadian copyright laws that are formed to their interests once again.
The USTR’s Special 301 report has been well known for being essentially a wish-list put together by the US copyright industry. Over the last few years, doubts have been raised over the validity of the report by many observers. It now appears that the Canadian government also shares those doubts.
Let’s face it, when it comes to lobbying Canada for copyright laws similar to the United States, the going has been tough for the past several years.
Bill C-59, an act to amend the Canadian criminal code, has been catching new attention.
On the heels of the introduction of Bill C-59 (an act to amend the criminal code which would make it easier to enforce copyright laws against theater piracy), a new bill has been tabled which may have justified fears that Bill C-59 was acting as a thin wedge into Canada’s parliament.
While the Minister of Canadian Heritage hasn’t built a reputation for being quick on the copyright legislation draw, it doesn’t mean the government has nothing to offer on the subject.