Proposed change to federal copyright law

The federal budget, in a section entitled “celebrating our heritage,” proposes to make some changes to the Copyright Act by extending the copyright term to sound recordings and performances for an additional 20 years. Many fear that these changes will undo the 2012 legislative amendments and restrict artistic freedom.

Some have been quick to point out that the proposed changes will largely benefit the music industry, and not the creators themselves.

You can read the full article in the National Post. Michael Geist has also written a piece on it.

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