TORONTO, Sept. 29, 2011 /CNW/ - Balanced Copyright for Canada (BCFC), a
broad-based coalition of creators, artists, rights holders and people
who work in the creative industries, welcomes the reintroduction of
copyright reform legislation. BCFC encourages all Parliamentarians to
work together for its quick passage.
"A great deal of work was done before the election to identify
opportunities for refinement to the last bill," says Stephen Stohn,
executive producer of the TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation and President of Epitome Pictures Inc. "We expect that the government will build on those positive results
and the consensus that emerged, in order to modernize Canada's
copyright regime and to support jobs in the creative sector."
Bill C-32, The Copyright Modernization Act, was being reviewed by a
legislative committee when an election was called in March 2011,
causing the bill to die on the Order Paper. This was the third
copyright reform bill to die on the Order Paper since 2005.
"Artists have been waiting a long time for copyright reform in Canada
and I'm happy that we may finally see results," says Maia Davies,
Steering Committee member and singer and lead guitarist of Ladies of
the Canyon. "We need a framework of strong anti-piracy policies that
support the efforts of music entrepreneurs to provide legal and
innovative ways for fans to access our music, while ensuring fair
compensation for the work that we do."
About Balanced Copyright for Canada
Balanced Copyright for Canada is a coalition of content creators,
artists, and rights holders, and people who work in music, movies,
video games, books, and software. They believe that Canada needs to
move into the digital age on the legislation that governs copyright in
this country. For further information, please visit www.BalancedCopyrightforCanada.ca.
SOURCE Balanced Copyright for Canada
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