An Act to amend the Copyright Act (term of copyright)

This bill was last introduced in the 42nd Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in September 2019.


Peter Van Loan  Conservative

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)


Introduced, as of June 17, 2016
(This bill did not become law.)


This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment amends the Copyright Act to modify the terms of certain copyrights.


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Copyright ActRoutine Proceedings

June 17th, 2016 / 12:05 p.m.
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Peter Van Loan Conservative York—Simcoe, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-299, an act to amend the Copyright Act (term of copyright).

Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for Elgin—Middlesex—London for seconding the legislation.

The bill would amend the Copyright Act. It would extend the terms of copyright for authors of every original literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic work from 50 to 70 years. This will be of great benefit to artists and creators of all types at a time when Canadians continue to show world leadership in the creative sectors.

The legislation would bring Canada in line with the international standard adopted by countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom.

These changes would continue to help our creative economic sector, which is an increasingly important part of our economy, in driving further economic growth and a better quality of life in Canada.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)