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Copyright Legislation Moves Forward in Canada, Stalls in Europe

posted on by Egan Loo

The Canadian House of Commons approved the Copyright Modernization Act (Bill C-11) on Tuesday. While the bill still needs to pass the Senate, Canadian legal experts such as Michael Geist consider this a formality. Similar to America's Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Bill C-11 would bar Canadians from bypassing digital copy protection such as the CSS system on DVDs, even for personal use.

In the European Union, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement is stalling after three of the European Parliament's most influential committees opposed it. The United States is pushing the legislation to make copyright protection more uniform around the world.

Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.

Sources: The Hollywood Reporter (link 2), Michael Geist

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