Amidst calls for regulation and enforcement, governments worldwide are reforming their copyright legislation to address the growing impact of digital-based services like Spotify and internet platforms like YouTube.
Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains, pictured in a file photo. Ottawa is in the midst of review of the Copyright Act, with the goal of fostering a marketplace that is transparent, promotes innovation, and access for users, and which supports creators in getting fair market value for their copyrighted content.
The Hill Times file photograph by Andrew Meade
In 1996, I started to write a book about the political evolution of the internet. In retrospect, this year served as the peak of excitement regarding everything the internet was going to be.
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'We have to move beyond public platitudes and eloquent statements; we need a reality whereby Indigenous law and institutions are placed on the same level as common law,' says Grand Chief Stewart Phillip.