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C-61 - C-32 Comparison (With Annotations) English

C-61 - C-32 Comparison (With Annotations) English

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Comparison of Canadian copyright bills C-61 and C-32 with comments and annotations
Comparison of Canadian copyright bills C-61 and C-32 with comments and annotations

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C-61 C-32Comments
Second Session, Thirty-ninthParliament,
 
56-57 Elizabeth II, 2007-2008
 
HOUSE OF COMMONS OFCANADA
 
Third Session, Fortieth Parliament,
 
59 Elizabeth II, 2010
 
HOUSE OF COMMONS OFCANADA
 
BILL C-61
 
BILL C-32
 
An Act to amend the CopyrightAct
 
An Act to amend the CopyrightAct
 
FIRST READING, JUNE 12, 2008
 
FIRST READING, JUNE 2, 2010
 
THE MINISTER OFINDUSTRY
 
MINISTER OF INDUSTRY
 
SUMMARY
 
SUMMARY
 
This enactment amends the
 
CopyrightAct
 
in order to
 
This enactment amends the
 
CopyrightAct
 
to
 
(a) update the rights and protections of copyright owners to better address
 
the Internet, in line with internationalstandards;
 
(a) update the rights and protections of copyright owners to better address
 
thechallenges and opportunities of theInternet, so as to be in line withinternational standards;
 
(b) clarify the liability of Internet service providers;
 
(b) clarify Internet service providers’liability and make the enabling of on-linecopyright infringement itself aninfringement of copyright;
 
(c) permit certain uses for educationaland research purposes of Internet and
 
other digital technologies to facilitatetechnology-enhanced learning, inter-
 
library loans, the delivery of educationalmaterial and access to publicly
 
available material on the Internet;
 
(c) permit businesses, educators andlibraries to make greater use of copyrightmaterial in digital form;(d) allow educators and students to makegreater use of copyright material;
 
(d) permit certain uses of copyrightmaterial for private purposes; and
 
(e) permit certain uses of copyrightmaterial by consumers;
 
(e) amend provisions of the Act relatingto photographs to give
 
 photographers thesame rights as other creators.
 
(f) give photographers the same rights asother creators;
 
(g) ensure that it remains technologicallyneutral; and
 
(h) mandate its review by Parliamentevery five years.
 
Also available on the Parliament of Canada Web Site at the followingaddress:
 
http://www.parl.gc.ca
 
Also available on the Parliament of Canada Web Site at the followingaddress:
 
http://www.parl.gc.ca
PreamblePreamble
2nd Session, 39th Parliament,
 
56-57 Elizabeth II, 2007-2008
 
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF3rd Session, 40th Parliament,
 
59 Elizabeth II, 2010
 
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF
 
CANADA
 
CANADA
 
BILL C-61
 
BILL C-32
An Act to amend the CopyrightAct
 
An Act to amend the CopyrightActWhereas the
 
Copyright Act
 
is animportant
 
marketplaceframework law and cultural policy
 
instrument that, throughclear, predictable and
 
fair rules,supports creativity andinnovation and
 
affects manysectors of the knowledgeeconomy;
 
Whereas the Copyright Act is animportant
 
marketplaceframework law and cultural policy
 
instrument that, throughclear, predictable and
 
fair rules,supports creativity andinnovation
 
and affects manysectors of the knowledgeeconomy;
 
Whereas advancements in andconvergence
 
of the informationand communicationstechnologies that link communities around the world present opportunities andchallenges that are
 
global inscope for the creation and use of copyright works or other subject-matter;
 
Whereas advancements in andconvergence
 
of the informationand communicationstechnologies that link communities around the
 
world present opportunities andchallenges that
 
are global inscope for the creation and use of copyright works or other subject-matter;
 
Whereas in the current digitalera copyright
 
 protection isenhanced when countries adopt
 
coordinated approaches, basedon internationally recognizednorms;
 
Whereas in the current digitalera copyright
 
 protection isenhanced when countries adoptcoordinated approaches, basedon internationally recognizednorms;
 
Whereas such norms arereflected in the
 
World Intellectual PropertyOrganization Copyright Treatyand the World IntellectualProperty
 
OrganizationPerformances and PhonogramsTreaty, adopted in Geneva in1996;
 
Whereas those norms arereflected in the
 
World Intellectual PropertyOrganization
 
Copyright Treaty and the WorldIntellectual
 
PropertyOrganization Performances andPhonograms Treaty, adopted inGeneva in
 
1996;
 
Whereas such norms are notwholly reflected
 
in theCopyright Act;
 
Whereas those norms are notwholly reflected in theCopyright Act;
 
Whereas the exclusive rights inthe
 
Copyright
 
Act
 
 provide rightsholders with recognition,remuneration and the ability toassert their 
 
rights, and somelimitations on these rights existWhereas the exclusive rights inthe Copyright Act provide rightsholders with recognition,remuneration and the ability toassert their 
 
rights, and somelimitations on those rights exist
 
to further enhance users’
 
accessto copyright
 
works or other subject-matter;
 
to further enhance users’ accessto copyright
 
works or other subject-matter;
 
Whereas the Government of Canada is
 
committed toenhancing the protection of copyright works or other subject-matter, includingthrough the recognition of technological
 
measures, in a manner that promotes culture and
 
innovation,competition and investment inthe
 
Canadian economy;
 
Whereas the Government of Canada is committed toenhancing the protection of copyright
 
works or other subject-matter, includingthrough the recognition of technological protectionmeasures, in a manner that promotes culture and innovation,competition and investment inthe Canadian economy;And whereas Canada’s ability to participate
 
in a knowledgeeconomy driven by innovation
 
and network connectivity isfostered by encouraging the useof digital technologies for research and education;
 
And whereas Canada’s ability to participate
 
in a knowledgeeconomy driven by innovationand network connectivity isfostered by encouraging the useof digital technologies for research and education;
 
 Now, therefore, Her Majesty, byand with the
 
advice and consentof the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts asfollows:
 
 Now, therefore, Her Majesty, byand with the
 
advice and consentof the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts asfollows:
 
SHORT TITLE
Short title
1. This Act may be cited as theCopyright
 
Modernization Act.
R.S., c. C-42
 
COPYRIGHT ACT
 
R.S., c. C-42
COPYRIGHT ACT
 
R.S., c. 10
 
(4th Supp.),
 
s. 1(3); 1994,
 
c. 47, s. 56(3)
 
1. (1) The definitions
 
“moralrights”
 
and
 
“treaty country”in section 2 of the
 
CopyrightAct
 
are replaced by thefollowing:
 
R.S., c. 10 (4thSupp.), s.1(3);1994, c. 47,s.56(3)
 
2. (1) The definitions “moralrights” and
 
“treaty country” in section 2 of the Copyright
 
Act arereplaced by the following:
 
“moral rights”
 
“moral rights”
 
means the rightsdescribed in
 
subsections 14.1(1)and 17.1(1);
 
“moral rights”
“moral rights” means the rightsdescribed in
 
subsections 14.1(1)and 17.1(1);
 
“treaty country”
 
“treaty country”
 
means a BerneConvention
 
country, UCCcountry,
 
WCT country or WTOMember;
 
“treaty country”
“treaty country” means a BerneConvention
 
country, UCCcountry, WCT country or WTOMember;
 
(2) Section 2 of the Act isamended by
 
adding the following in(2) Section 2 of the Act isamended by
 
adding the following in

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