With a majority government in Ottawa, the long delayed Copyright Bill now has a chance to pass. Years in the making, it has been proposed three times and fallen three times due to elections caused by minority governments falling. More than about time; a Reuters report states that Canada joins Russia and China on the “priority watch list” put out by the US Trade Representative’s office. The International Intellectual Property Alliance states “Canada stands virtually alone among developed economies in failing to bring its laws up to global minimum standards for the digital networked environment.” Google News: Canada among top pirates.
Posted on May 3, 2011 by billcarney