The Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology ("the Committee") has entered the first stage of its Copyright Act Review plan. This stage involves collecting testimony from various stakeholders representing specific sectors, such as publishing, education, and visual arts.
The Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology (the Committee) plans to consult Canadians in a variety of ways over the next year as part of its review of the Copyright Act. In a news release from March 29, 2018, the committee states that they will consult a variety of experts, across fields, in a three phase approach to their work:
“More specifically, the Committee will hear testimony from:
The Canadian Government announced a legislative review of the Copyright Act on December 14, 2017. The 2012 Copyright Modernization Act included a requirement for a parliamentary review of the Copyright Act every five years.