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Important copyright developments happened in three different areas in Canada this month – a consultation, a site-blocking case, and a hearing in the Access Copyright vs York University case.

The end of 2020 brought good news on the copyright front. The 3rd Amendment of China’s Copyright Law was officially announced to be passed on November 11, coming into effect on June 1, 2021. China’s copyright review process started in 2011 and aimed to catch up with the impacts of technology in copyright-based industries’ business models.

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Despite many countries being in lockdown for a number of weeks to limit the spreading of the COVID-19 Pandemic, governments in Brazil, China, Kenya, India to name but a few have continued to publish consultations on copyright. IPA has continued to monitor and respond. 

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