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Introduction

The Canadian government's Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology has published its review of the country's Copyright Act.

Highlights

  • Rights holders were keen on several changes, such as the introduction of greater controls on user-generated content services and the creation of an administrative body to deal with site blocking.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes the Canadian government Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology's review report on the country's Copyright Act.
  • Looks at the key recommendations made by the committee that could affect the music industry.

Key questions answered

  • What recommendations has the Standing Committee made with regard to the Canadian Copyright Act?
  • How does the committee stand on changes to the rules on safe harbor protection for online service providers?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • First review of the Canadian Copyright Act
  • Recommendations to affect the music industry
  • Tinkering with the radio royalty exemption

Appendix

  • Author

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