< IP News

The End of Crown Copyright?

On February 19, 2020, private member’s bill C-209 was introduced in the House of Commons. Bill C-209, if implemented, would amend section 12 of the Copyright Act to specify that, without prejudice to any rights or privileges of the Crown, no copyright would subsist in any work that is, or has been, prepared or published by or under the direction or control of Her Majesty or any government department.

A publication of bill C-209 can be found here.

Information made available on this website in any form is for information purposes only. It is not, and should not be taken as legal advice. You should not rely on, or take or fail to take any action, based upon this information. Never disregard professional legal advice or delay in seeking legal advice because of something you have read on this website. Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala LLP professionals will be pleased to discuss resolutions to specific legal concerns you may have.

Related Services