Since 2012, the Copyright Act provides that, every five years, a committee of Parliament shall be designated or established to conduct a review of this Act.
On 13 December 2017, the House of Commons referred the statutory review to the
Standing Committee on Industry,
Science and Technology.
The Committee has started to hear from witnesses and is currently receiving briefs in relation to the review of the Copyright Act.
From May 7 to 11, the Committee will travel across Canada and conduct meetings in Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver.
General information about copyright law can be found on the Canadian Intellectual Property Office’s website.
Copyright Act : http://laws.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-42/page-1.html
Copyright Board of Canada : http://www.cb-cda.gc.ca/home-accueil-e.html
Canadian Intellectual Property Office : https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cipointernet-internetopic.nsf/eng/home