Bill C-86, the Budget Implementation Act that includes significant changes to copyright, trademark and patent law in Canada, has received royal assent. As such, Canada’s rules for copyright notices no longer require internet service providers to forward copyright notices that include:
- offers to settle a claimed infringement;
- requests for payment or for personal information made in relation to the claimed infringement;
- hyperlinks that link to offers to settle the claimed infringement; and/or
- hyperlinks that link to requests for payment or for personal information made in relation to the claimed infringement.
The full provisions of Bill C-86 as they apply to Canada’s copyright notice rules can be found here.