C-65 41st Parliament, 2nd session October 16, 2013, to August 2, 2015

An Act to amend the Copyright Act (access to copyrighted works or other subject-matter for persons with perceptual disabilities)
Short title: Support for Canadians with Print Disabilities Act
Bill type
House Government Bill

Summary

Current status
At second reading in the House of Commons
Latest activity
Introduction and first reading on June 8, 2015 (House of Commons)

Progress

End of stage activity
Introduction and first reading, June 8, 2015
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
June 8, 2015
Second reading
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On 8 June 2015, the Minister of Industry introduced Bill C-65, An Act to amend the Copyright Act (access to copyrighted works or other subject-matter for persons with perceptual disabilities) (Support for Canadians with Print Disabilities Act), in the House of Commons and it was given first reading.

Bill C-65 amends the provisions of the Copyright Act on access for persons with perceptual disabilities to copyrighted materials and, in doing so, implements the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled. The amendments facilitate access for such persons to copyrighted materials while ensuring that the interests of copyright owners are safeguarded.

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