Let's Try This Again: Canadian Government Tables Bill C-11 (Copyright Modernization Act)


On September 29, 2011, the Canadian government tabled Bill C-11 (the Copyright Modernization Act), which is effectively a re-introduction of Bill C-32 which died with the dissolution of Parliament in March 2011 ahead of the federal election in May 2011. As with Bill C-32, we're going to do our best here at the Signal to offer coverage of the debates and progress surrounding this new effort at copyright reform. (Our coverage of Bill C-32 is archived here.)

Already, as expected, Bill C-32 has prompted a torrent (get it?) of commentary and information. Some of the more notable:

• James Gannon has (re-)posted TPMs: A comprehensive guide for Canadian copyright law

• the Canadian Communications Law blog has posted Fourth time lucky? Government introduces copyright reform bill - again

• Michael Geist has posted the content-rich Copyright Is Back:

Why Canada is Keeping the Flawed Digital Lock Rules which includes a link to the absolutely invaluable clause-by-clause analysis of Bill C-32 which was prepared by the government.

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