Following pressure from the US Government, Canada is preparing to ram through a revamped copyright bill that will have disastrous consequences for consumers.
Michael Geist, prof. E-commerce Law in Ottawa, previously described the bill as “the most anti-consumer copyright bill in Canadian history.”
Canadians who’re concerned about this development should act, before January 31.
“Bill C-32 has passed 2nd Reading and has now been referred to a special Legislative Committee for review, meaning the Canadian DMCA is one step closer to becoming law. However, the Committee charged with studying the Bill is asking for your input, the parameters and details of which can be viewed here. This is a unique opportunity for Canadians to interact directly with the lawmakers responsible for working out the specific language of the Bill before it is law and comes into force. The MP’s that form this committee believe it is important to hear from Canadians on the topic of copyright and Bill C-32”