Bill C-32: Technology Issues related to Copyright Reform

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October 6, 2010
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
199 Bay St., Suite 4000
Toronto, Ontario

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On June 2, 2010, the Canadian government announced the introduction of Bill-C32, the Copyright Modernization Act. The Bill aims to bring Canada in line with international copyright standards and promote home-grown innovation and creativity. The government claims the Bill is “a fair, balanced, and common-sense approach (to copyright law), respecting both the rights of creators and the interests of consumers in a modern marketplace.”

Dr. Sunny Handa will provide an overview of the Bill C-32 reforms and discuss how these reforms relate specifically to technology issues.


Dr. (Prof.) Sunny Handa
Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP; Professor (Adj.), McGill University – Faculty of Law

Sunny Handa is co-head of Blakes’ Information Technology Group and co-head of the firm’s India Practice Group. Sunny deals with information technology, intellectual property, communications and electronic commerce matters and a range of corporate/commercial matters relating to technology and communications businesses, as well as a substantial practice in mergers and acquisitions of technology companies. Sunny also has an active life sciences/health law practice and has worked extensively for some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies on a wide array of operational drug-related as well as corporate and commercial matters. Sunny has been named consistently by various ranking agencies as one of Canada’s Leading Computer and IT Lawyers and as one of Canada’s Leading Technology Lawyers.

Sunny is also a professor of law (adj.) at McGill University, where he has been teaching since 1994-95. He currently teaches courses on communications law and complex legal transactions (i.e. advanced corporate law) and has taught information technology law, copyright and trade-mark theory, copyright and information technology law, and mergers and acquisitions law in the recent past. He also oversees graduate students writing in the fields of intellectual property, information technology and communications law. He has published widely in legal literature and has also authored and co-authored a number of recent books on information technology, communications law, copyright law and business. Sunny is also the creator and general editor of the IT Law book series for LexisNexis, which has to date launched six titles. Sunny’s writings have been quoted and cited with approval by courts across Canada including by the Supreme Court of Canada.


Cost for lunch: ten dollars ($10) for members and students, twenty dollars ($20) for non-members, payable at the meeting. Receipts will be available. Cheques should be made payable to the Toronto Computer Lawyers’ Group.


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