November 7, 2012
The majority of the Copyright Modernization Act came into force today.
Canada Gazette, Part II, Official Regulations, Vol.146, No. 23, November 7, 2012.
See Michael Geist's blog for commentary.
Canadian Copyright Reform in Force: Expanded User Rights Now the Law
November 1, 2012
It is anticipated that most sections of Bill C-11 (Copyright Modernization Act) will come into force on November 7 when they are published in
the Canada Gazette, Part II.
These sections include the reform to the Fair Dealing provision and the educational use of the Internet amendment.
This is a link to the Privy Council Order with details.
September 4, 2012
Centennial announces that it has decided not to extend its license with Access Copyright, in accordance with recommendations from ACCC legal counsel. COPYRIGHT UPDATE
August 30, 2012
A revised Fair Dealing Policy is released by the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC).
July 12, 2012 -
The Supreme Court of Canada rules on fair dealing cases.
Alberta (Education) v. Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency (Access Copyright), 2012 SCC 37 (July 12, 2012)
Entertainment Software Association v. Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, 2012 SCC 34 (July 12, 2012)
Re:Sound v. Motion Picture Theatre Associations of Canada, 2012 SCC 38 (July 12, 2012)
Rogers Communications Inc. v. Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, 2012 SCC 35 (July 12, 2012)
Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada v. Bell Canada, 2012 SCC 36 (July 12, 2012)
For an intrepretation of the Supreme Court decisions, see Michael Geist's blog.
Michael Geist - Supreme Court of Canada Stands up for Fair Dealing in Stunning Sweep of Cases
June 29, 2012
The Copyright Modernization Act (Bill C-11) receives royal assent.
Revised November 7, 2012.