Canadian government set to consult on Copyright Act changes: Report

According to Billboard.biz, the Canadian government is expected to start consulting on changes to Canada’s Copyright Act in mid-June in order to introduce draft legislation by the end of 2009.

It is expected that the consultation process would accept written submissions from interested  parties on what the law should accomplish. There may be a few in-person hearings as well.

The government’s last two attempts at copyright reform have failed due to Canadian federal elections, with draft legislation dying on the order paper when the elections were called.  Given the slow pace of past reform and the possibility of another federal election, there is skepticism that the Copyright Act will be amended anytime soon.

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