After a lengthy consultation process, in 2012 Stephen Harper’s government passed a legislative overhaul of the Copyright Act. Titled the Copyright Modernization Act, it addressed many of the issues in the copyright regime that had plagued both creators and users. With the mandated five-year review of the Act fast approaching, stakeholders are once again reflecting on how Canadian copyright policy can be improved.
In an article he contributed to the Policy Options special feature Reviewing Canadian Copyright Policy, Michael Geist, holder of the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law at the University of Ottawa, outlined his expectations for the upcoming copyright policy review. He stopped by the podcast to discuss where he thinks copyright policy is headed.
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This podcast is part of the Reviewing Canadian Copyright Policy special feature.