If you download music, movies or TV shows you need to be informed of the new laws and how they effect you.
Starting January 2, 2015, the Copyright Modernization Act became law in Canada. While the bill covers many topics, the one we’ll focus on is the one that most of us know and are guilty of: downloading of copyrighted material.
The law, in it’s current form doesn’t really change things that much from how things operated in Canada before. For years now, most ISP’s have passed on DMCA (digital millennium copyright act) notices to their users who were noted downloading copyrighted material by the owner of the material. Nothing was really done by the isp, they simply passed on the notice and weren’t under any obligation to do anything more than that.