Harper Government Announces the Coming into Force of the Notice and Notice Regime
June 17, 2014 – Ottawa, Ontario – Industry Canada and Canadian Heritage
Industry Minister James Moore and Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover today announced the coming into force of the Notice and Notice regime. This is the final step in implementing the Copyright Modernization Act, the Government's balanced approach to modernizing Canada's copyright laws to better protect the rights of creators and innovators in the digital age.
The Notice and Notice regime is a made-in-Canada solution and will formalize a voluntary system that some copyright owners and Internet service providers (ISPs) have already been participating in for many years. It will legally require Internet intermediaries, such as ISPs and website hosts, to take action upon receiving a notice of alleged infringement from a copyright owner.
The ministers announced that the regime will be brought into force without additional regulation in recognition of the flexibility ensured by the Act. ISPs are encouraged to continue to work together to develop market solutions to address online piracy.
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