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House Government Bill
39th Parliament, 1st Session
April 3, 2006 - September 14, 2007
Text of the Bill
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An Act to amend the Criminal Code (unauthorized recording of a movie)
Statute of Canada
2007, c. 28
Last Stage Completed
Royal Assent (2007-06-22)
Progress: Royal Assent
Further Reading
Reading List
  • Intellectual property theft and organized crime: the case of film piracy. McIllwain, Jeffrey Scott. Trends in Organized Crime, 8:15-39, Summer 2005
  • The movie pirates. Quirk, Matthew. Atlantic Monthly, 299:30-1, June 2007
  • We're a pirate nation - tougher legislation and more legal downloading options are needed to curb Canada's piracy problem. Robinson, Marcus. Playback: Canada's Broadcasting and Production Journal, p. 21, Mar. 19, 2007
  • Will work for copyrights: the cultural policy of anti-piracy campaigns. Gates, Kelly. Social semiotics, 16:57-73, Apr. 2006
Party Press Releases
Related Links
  • Behind the Scenes of Canada's Movie Piracy Bill
  • Bill C-59 to Amend the Criminal Code to Stop Film Piracy Adopted Unanimously by House of Commons
  • Canada's New Government Amends the Criminal Code to Stop Film Piracy
  • Ottawa Introduces Anti-piracy Bill to Target Movie Bootleggers
  • Senate C-59 Committee Hearings Conclude
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