Bill C-60, An Act to Amend the Copyright Act, had first reading on June 20th, 2005.

If you would like further information on the copyright reform process, and a link to the Parliament of Canada website which includes the text of Bill C-60, you may wish to visit the following website:

http://www.canadianheritage.gc.ca/progs/ac-ca/progs/pda-cpb/reform/index_e.cfm

Changes to court rules to improve access to court for British Columbians was announced by Attorney General Geoff Plant on March 30th, 2005, to be effective September 1st, 2005. This includes raising the financial limit for disputes in small claims court from the previous limit of $10,000 to $25,000.

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Backgrounder

An announcement regarding upcoming amendments to Copyright legislation is here. Includes links to a backgrounder with highlights of the proposed legislation, a copy of the Joint Statement, and series of frequently asked questions.

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