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Canada’s overhaul of copyright regime becomes law

Bill C-11 was granted royal assent on Tuesday, ending four attempts to get copyright modernization legislation through Parliament.

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New actors’ rights treaty lauded

CMPA president and CEO Michael Hennessy (pictured) says ACTRA played a key role in audiovisual performances treaty.

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ACTRA pushes for global arts rights pact

ACTRA National president Ferne Downey tells Beijing conference of the need to finish the international rights treaty in digital age.

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EI reforms draw film and TV industry criticism

Directors guild national CEO and exec director Gerry Barr says proposed changes could force talented people out of the industry.

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Nova Scotia film industry releases new industry guidelines

The new document sets clear standards for responsibility on set, but allegedly introduces no changes that will up production costs.

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Saskatchewan film and TV industry rallies for new tax incentive

Industry reps and the government are set to meet in coming weeks to discuss possible plans for a new tax break.

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B.C. theatres raise glasses to new liquor laws

In response to pressure from the industry, the provincial government will now allow alcohol to be served in movie theatres.

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Shaw Communications tells CRTC to scrap LPIF subsidy

The cable company tells the regulator a revived Canadian TV ad market means local TV stations no longer need subscriber subsidy.

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CRTC calls for comment on PPV services

In light of increasing competition from VOD and other services, the Commission is using the current VOD framework as a baseline for the PPV services review, ahead of the PPV license renewal process this fall.

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Hollywood criticizes Canada for “deeply flawed” copyright reform bill

Bill C-11 came under fire Friday from a consortium of U.S. industry groups for not doing enough to combat online piracy.