Bill C-32, the Copyright Modernization Act, was introduced into Parliament on June 3, 2010. The bill contains some important changes to fair dealing in Canada. For example, it legalizes parody and satire, and broadens fair dealing for educational purposes. On the downside, the bill mirrors the highly criticized U.S. DMCA provisions on digital locks, reflecting an acquiescence to American industry demands. The proposed provisions make it an infringement to circumvent any digitally-locked content, even for purposes of fair dealing.
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