In June, Bill C-11, An Act to amend the Copyright Act, was passed. A “coming into force” date has not yet been set. Among other things, Bill C-11 expands the fair dealing provision, gives photographers the same rights as other creators, and provides performers with additional rights in respect of their performances. A copy of Bill C-11 is available here.  

Also, on July 12, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada released five decisions relating to copyright tariffs. A copy of our bulletin about these decisions is available here.