updated 12:20 am EDT, Thu June 12, 2008
Canadian Copyright Act
The Canadian government on Wednesday announced it would hold a press conference regarding pending amendments to the Copyright Act, a move said to resemble the DMCA measure in the US. The conference is set to transpire at 9:30 on Thursday, June 12th for press, with ministerial comments following at 10:45. Press have been advised that no wireless communications devices would be permitted at the assembly, including cell phones, modems, and wireless microphones.
Last time a motion was set before the Canadian government to modify the Copyright Act, the motion was quashed, with Industry Minister Jim Prentice giving no indication of why the decision was delayed.