The Copyright Modernization Act has been approved. 49 - YES / 29 - NO
Seems that the Canada Bill C-11 just passed Senate. This one could bring SOPA-like online piracy laws to the Country. Prohibites to circumvent 'Digital Locks'.
The Bill C-11, has been described as the Canadian equivalent to SOPA and PIPA in the U.S.
Well, the Bill just passed Senate, and will become a law soon. 49 said YES and 29 NO.
This means Canada now has a tougher law then the DMCA with no review process, making modding video game consoles ILLEGAL.Bill C-11, The Copyright Modernization Act passed Third Reading in the House of commons and was given First Reading in the Senate on June 18, 2012.
On June 26, 2012, the Bill was passed by the Senate Banking Committee.
On June 27, 2012 the Senate Banking Committee reported C-11 back to the Senate without amendment.
Earlier today, June 29, 2012, the Bill was passed by the Senate and given Royal Assent.
It will come into force in the next few months through an order-in-council process.
Here's a brief description of it:
So, there you go. Really bad news for Canadians.On September 29, 2011, Bill C-11 was introduced into Canadian 41st Parliament by the federal Industry Minister Christian Paradis with the short title Copyright Modernization Act.
This Bill is virtually identical to Bill C-32 from the previous Parliament which did not pass due to the dissolution of Parliament.
Most of the opposition to the Bill from the opposition parties, in particular the official opposition NDP is about two aspects:
1) The fact that it's prohibited to circumvent digital locks even for lawful purposes and henceforth all the fair dealing rights in the bill can easily be removed by the usage of such a digital lock.
2) The missing compensation of creators of works through a scheme similar to the one used in the past that puts a levy on recording media at the time of sale of such blank media.
NEWS SOURCE #1: Copyright Bill C-11 passes House of Commons and Senate banking committee updated (via) BarrySookMan
NEWS SOURCE #1: Law Professor (via) MichaelGeist
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