Culture Arts

Review the Copyright Act of 2012 to better understand its impacts on the arts and culture sector.

Liberal Response Pages 2-3 October 9, 2015
Dec 2017

Know your limit: The Canadian copyright review in the age of technological disruption

The Globe and Mail December 21, 2017

The Canadian government launched its much-anticipated copyright review last week, asking the standing committee on industry, science and technology to conduct a study on the issue that is likely to run for much of 2018. While the timelines suggest major changes will have to wait until after the next election, the report will be the foundation for future reforms to Canadian copyright law.

We won't know what the results of this review will be until it is completed in 2018 (or later). Since the review is happening, this promise is now marked as being achieved. More details and articles will be posted here when the review is complete and its results are known.

Aug 2017

Consultations launched on reforming Copyright Board of Canada

Government News Release August 09, 2017

Getting the Copyright Board system right will enable creators to get paid properly and on time. It will create new business opportunities in the current fast-moving economic environment. It will also mean more money for creators and users and less money being spent on legal fees.

To reach that goal, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, jointly with the Copyright Board of Canada, today launched consultations on proposed legislative and regulatory changes to the Board’s decision-making processes.