Canada’s Intellectual Property Industry Will Hire LawyersAdded: Friday, March 30th, 2012
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The Canada’s reformed copyright law, known as the Copyright Modernization Act (CMA), is being lively discussed in the country.
CMA, also called “Bill C-11”, keeps clearing its way, marking the 4th attempt to reform the country’s copyright legislation. However, the bill is still raising a lot of questions, and the stakeholders are already testing the limits of the suggested legislation. There are a lot of lawyers specializing in copyright legislation, and the Chambers Global 2012 is ready to hire a team to represent the intellectual property space.
Barry Sookman, famous Canadian authority and blogger on IP legislation and copyright, confirms that this subject is sensitive for many. While the content creators and copyright owners argue that the new law is providing too much power to the consumers over the produced content, the Internet users focus on maintaining the web free and unburdened by copyright enforcement.
Another problem is that there has been no copyright reform in the last 15 years, and today the country’s government rushing to concoct one. Within the last 12 years, the Canada’s government has taken some significant steps to create favorable conditions to promote electronic commerce. The first step was the introduction of privacy legislation to promote confidence in digital networks. The second was the introduction of electronic commerce law. Finally, recently the government passed an anti-spam legislation again to promote the use of the web and eliminate the hazards. The only piece that was missing is copyright. So, the discussed Act is recognized as an attempt to prove that the digital world is changing and requires its own framework to be built.
Other industry experts believe that the bill is taking the wrong approach, saying that it has eliminated some of the most modern aspects of the Copyright Act the country already had and actually has nothing to do with digital technology. The government is also accused of failing to fulfill its promise to balance the needs of both copyright owners and Internet users, as the experts point out that it has never been more difficult for individual copyright owner to enforce individual copyright. Meanwhile, if the laws don’t help promote the digital exchange for value, this can be regarded as a serious problem. If the governments enforce the laws supporting the market, the evidence proves that these laws do work, but it doesn’t necessarily mean there is a 100% efficient way to prevent all illegal file sharing.
Taking into account so much controversy, the country’s government seems to face the backbreaking task of finding a suitable solution for both copyright owners and the public, with Bill C-11 not being the one.
March 30th,2012Posted by:
Friday, March 30th, 2012
|Believe me folks, this in no way reflects the attitudes, beliefs and desires of the Canadian people.|
This is strictly a Conservative government and it's prime minister Stephen Harper's desires to try to ram this into legislation by any means necessary.
It is a very sad situation this guy and his government.
We are slowly being broken apart and losing our Canadian identities and morals through their actions.
The people speak, they refuse to listen. The scientists speak and present facts, figures and accurate statistical data...and they (government) refuse to listen and then muzzle the facts and scientists.
In the coming future there will be civil unrest and they will spin that into labeling dissenters "terrorists" (like they are doing now with environmental activists and dissenters).
Anonymous is live and well in Canada, and most welcome.
I am not sure whether I look forward to what the future will bring, but it will come nonetheless.
|posted by (2012-03-31 19:46:32)|
|As a Canadian citizen and like minded to the previous poster I agree that the Conservative government is trying to ram this legislation through at the behest of the American powers that be. IMO the Canadian Conservatives are doing their best to please the Yanks on this copyright issue. I think Harper is tired of them telling him that we (Canadians) are the some of the biggest Pirates in the world. Instead he needs to grow a pair and think for himself and the people who put him in power.|
|Another point is being ignored is the Jane and Joe public of any country.|
What this is as long as what ever is being passed and or doesn't have a direct impact on people's everyday life - most people don't care or ignore it.
BUT watch out when they wake up the next day and have their internet cut off or now just to renew your drivers license despit say having one for decade; you are required to bring in either a certified birth certificate or a passport to prove you are a US Citizen; I have to do that despite being a born Citizen of this country. You are awakened one day/night by explosions; screams thrown from you warm and comfy bed onto the hard cold floor nude and an HK mp5 being stuck up your butt by the police because you are an ALLEGED copyright Violator - you will hear screams of WTF from Jane and Joe public - but by then it will be too late.
|Very well said all of the above . Want to know how it feels to beat a dead horse come to Canada !!. The (gov) are sticking it to us in every direction gasoline tax's ect ect. Maybe if my isp provider (Bell Canada)would let me order the 1 channel i want i would not have to reost in d/l however i have to but a package just to enjoy one t.v show. So my options are as follows d/l a show for my private viewing and get branded a "PIRATE" or suck up $27.99 for 4 channels but only watch one. The other three don't interest me. If the big players want to control everything then shouldn't they be held accountable too?. Years ago i had a tech show me how to forward a port in utorrent yes a bell canada technician but yet it's illegal ??||
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