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Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology
House of Commons / Chambre des communes
Comité permanent de l'industrie, des sciences et de la technologie

For immediate release


The Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology is launching its statutory review of the Copyright Act.

Ottawa, March 29, 2018 -

On 27 March 2018, the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology (the Committee) adopted a work plan under which it will conduct a statutorily mandated review of the Copyright Act.

The Committee will conduct the review in three phases. More specifically, the Committee will hear testimony from:

  • Witnesses representing specific sectors of activity, including publishing, visual arts, software and telecommunications (Phase I);
  • Witnesses representing a range of stakeholders involved in multiple sectors of activity, such as Indigenous communities and various interest groups (Phase II); and
  • Legal experts, including individual lawyers and academics, along with professional associations (Phase III).

The Committee will also travel across Canada in May to provide Canadians more opportunities to express their views on copyright.

The Committee aims to complete all three phases by early 2019.

To support the review of the Act, the Committee invited the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage to conduct a study on remuneration models for artists and creative industries.

The Committee invites Canadians to submit written briefs not exceeding 2,000 words. Briefs may be sent to:

For more information on how to prepare a submission, please consult the Guide for Submitting Briefs to House of Commons Committees.

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For more information, please contact:
Michel Marcotte, Clerk of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology
Tel: 613-947-1971