Canada: Copyright Modernization Act

November 7, 2012

Canada: The Copyright Act of 1985, has been amended by the Copyright Modernization Act, which was passed by the Parliament on June 29, 2012.

Most of the amendments to the Copyright Act came into force on November 7, 2012, except for the provisions relating to the WIPO Internet Treaties, WCT and WPPT, and the Internet service provider notice-and-notice provisions. These amendments will bring Canada's copyright legislation in line with the international standards and with the evolving digital environment.