Radio & Television

Copyright bill finally debuts, strives for balance

OTTAWA – Just prior to Parliament’s summer break, the federal government tabled new amendments to the Copyright Act “that will bring it in line with advances in technology and current international standards,” it says. The bill (C-61) is “a win-win approach because we're ensuring that Canadians can use digital technologies at home with their families, at work, or for educational and research purposes. We are also providing new rights and protections for Canadians who create the content and who want to better secure their work online,” said Industry Minister Jim Prentice, in a press release. "These proposed amendments represent the...