Copyright Modernization Act

Last week, the Governor General in Council fixed the day portions of the Copyright Modernization Act are to come into force, as the day it is published in the Canada Gazette, likely on November 7th.

As noted by Howard Knopf who has posted a copy of the order, many portions of the copyright amendments will come into force when published in the Canada Gazette and other section when the WIPO Copyright Treaty and WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty come into force in Canada.

Update: Michael Geist has a discussion of what sections of the Copyright Modernization Act are being delayed, particularly the notice-and-notice provisions for ISPs.