December 15, 2017 8 hours 49 min ago

Revised Copyright Act must “support both creators and users”, say Feds

OTTAWA - Canada's Copyright Act should enable creators to get paid properly and on time as well as promote discoverability and Canada's culture and heritage, say ISED Minister Navdeep Bains and Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly. Copyright is a major driver of the Canadian economy, with core copyright-based industries representing an estimated contribution of $50 billion to the GDP and accounting for 483,000 jobs in 2015, reads the joint statement issued following the adoption of a motion put forward in Parliament to review the 2012 Act next year. Read More »