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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 63
Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 5:00 p.m. to 5:49 p.m.
In Camera
Joël Lightbound, Chair (Liberal)

House of Commons
• Philippe Méla, Legislative Clerk
Library of Parliament
• Sarah Lemelin-Bellerose, Analyst
Department of Industry
• Patrick Blanar, Director, Copyright and Trademark Policy Directorate
• Pierre-Luc Racine, Policy Advisor, Copyright and Trademark Policy Directorate
Pursuant to the order of reference of Wednesday, October 5, 2022, the committee resumed consideration of Bill C-244, An Act to amend the Copyright Act (diagnosis, maintenance and repair).

The committee resumed its clause-by-clause study of the Bill.

On Clause 2,

Andy Fillmore moved, — That Bill C-244, in Clause 2, be amended by replacing line 24 on page 1 to line 11 on page 2 with the following:

“41.121 (1) Paragraph 41.1(1)(a) does not apply to a person who circumvents a technological protection measure for the sole purpose of maintaining or repairing a product, including any related diagnosing, if the work, performer’s performance fixed in a sound recording or sound recording to which the technological protection measure controls access forms a part of the product.

(2) For greater certainty, subsection (1) applies to a person who circumvents a technological protection measure in the circumstances referred to in that subsection for another person.

(3) A person acting in the circumstances referred to in subsection (1) is not entitled to benefit from the exception under that subsection if the person does an act that constitutes an infringement of copyright.”

The question was put on the amendment of Andy Fillmore and it was agreed to.

Clause 2, as amended, carried.

The Title carried.

The Bill, as amended, was adopted.

ORDERED, — That the Chair report the Bill, as amended, to the House.

ORDERED, — That Bill C-244, as amended, be reprinted for the use of the House of Commons at report stage.

At 5:03 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:12 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, the committee resumed its study of domestic manufacturing capacity for a COVID-19 vaccine.

The committee commenced consideration of a draft report.

At 5:49 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Michael MacPherson
Clerk of the committee