By Jeffrey D. Morton
2012 proved to be a very important year of change in Canadian copyright law. As summarized in the July 2012 edition of Knowledge Bytes, the Supreme Court of Canada released five key copyright decisions on the same day. Further developments to the Canadian copyright landscape came into force in November 2012 when, after three previous failed attempts to amend the Copyright Act (the “Act”), a substantial number of modifications to the Act were made through the Copyright Modernization Act. The following outlines a number of the most significant changes to the Copyright Act.