Canadian DMCA Making Its Way Through the ParliamentAdded: Wednesday, July 28th, 2010
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Canadian Bill C-32 has already been reviewed many times, but Canadian citizens are still worrying if and when it is going to become a law. As for now, the bill hasn’t passed yet and therefore it’s not a law.
If you are one of those willing to keep your finger on the pulse, you can easily check the status of the bill on the country’s government’s site, displaying also how far along the bill is. As for Bill C-32 (also called the Canadian DMCA), it was tabled and now is in the first reading. According to the information from the website, that is one of the initial steps, so the bill has not progressed much so far. Actually, the bill should take the following steps to pass:
1. Usually it has to pass through the House of Commons first, but sometimes the 1st House may be the Senate.
2. Then it has to pass through the 2nd House.
The steps it is going through in each Chamber are the same:
- 1st reading, where the bill gets received, printed and circulated.
- 2nd reading, involving debating the principle of the bill, which aim is to find out if it is a good policy.
- Committee stage, which includes 3 other steps: first the members of the public become witnesses before a committee, then scrutinize the bill article by article, and finally adopt a report on the bill. As a result, the committee recommends the bill whether to be accepted as is, or with proposed amendments, or not proceeded at all.
- Report stage, where the motions to amendments to the bill are under consideration of the whole House.
- 3rd reading, where the bill receives its final approval.
3. In the end Royal Assent by the Governor General declares the bill law
That’s how it is supposed to be. However, the government can squeeze all the three readings into one in order to speed up the progress. Actually, it doesn’t seem to be likely to occur with this specific controversial bill. So, it just leaves us the question of whether it will make it through. One shouldn’t forget that if an election is called, it kills all the bills and later the process should start from the very beginning. In fact, this year only 25% of the bills received royal assent out of those tabled. Moreover, when a bill is such controversial as Bill C-32, its progress will definitely be slowed down.
As you can see, the chances for the bill to become a law are not very high, and calls for election will be our best in case the bill is somewhere close to final steps.
July 28th, 2010Posted by:
Wednesday, July 28th, 2010
|posted by (2010-07-29 07:01:51)|
|Hey sam in which countries sharing movies is legal..??please tell|
|posted by (2010-07-30 01:33:49)|
|thanks for the heads up sam||
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