The Harper government reintroduced its copyright bill in the House of Commons Thursday indicating it hopes to enshrine it into law by Christmas.
Bill C-32, the Copyright Modernization Act, seeks to put more teeth in copyright laws for those who make software, movies and other creative works, while at the same relaxing some of the more outdated provisions.
"Canadians will soon have modern copyright laws that protect and help create jobs, promote innovation, and attract new investment to Canada," Industry Minister Christian Paradis said in a statement.
"We are confident that this bill will make Canada's copyright laws forward-looking and responsive in this fast-paced digital world."
Here's what the bill will mean for consumers:
The law will legalize everyday consumer practices, such as using a personal video recorder to record a TV show for later viewing or copying music from a purchased CD to an MP3 player. These are not allowed under the current law.
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