OTTAWA, Sept. 29, 2011 /CNW/ - The Canadian Intellectual Property
Council (CIPC) members are pleased that the government has kept its
promise to swiftly introduce copyright legislation back in the House of
"The members of the CIPC look forward to working with the government to
get a system in place in Canada that better protects intellectual
property rights" said CIPC Co-Chair Kevin Spreekmeester of Canada
Goose. "It boils down to protecting good Canadian jobs and growing the
Canadian economy so that we can compete internationally."
Bill C-11 is intended to bring Canada in line with other leading nations
that have adopted the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Copyright Treaty and the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty. The
CIPC strongly supports this goal, and the government's clear
recognition that a modern and effective copyright regime is a critical
pillar in Canada's digital economy.
While the CIPC is very encouraged that the government intends on passing
a good copyright bill during this Parliamentary session, we observe
that certain provisions of the former C-32 that, as drafted, presented
problems and unintended consequences remain in the new bill, and will
be seeking technical changes to avoid these issues and give full effect
to the principles articulated by the bill.
"Given the extensive input received in relation to the last version of
this bill, the CIPC is very confident that the changes needed to ensure
this bill meets the government's goals will be made, and that Canada
will soon be better equipped to combat online piracy and promote
legitimate business models", stated Chris Gray, Director of the CIPC.
Improvements are needed in the areas of: enabling infringement;
encryption research; computer and network security; interoperability;
reverse-engineering of software; user-generated content; online service
provider liability ("safe harbours"); private copying and back-ups; and
About the CIPC
The Canadian Intellectual Property Council is an organization under the
banner of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce that presses for stronger
protection of intellectual property rights in Canada.
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