The Entertainment Software Association of Canada is pleased that the government is moving forward on legislation to protect the intellectual property of artists, creators and innovators in the Canadian video game industry. Copyright reform is essential to Canada’s ongoing success in the digital economy.

“Piracy fundamentally undermines the integrity of the marketplace, forcing competition not only with legitimate competitors, but also with stolen and freely available versions of our own products,” said Jason Kee, Director of Policy and Legal Affairs at ESAC. “A modern and robust copyright regime permits market forces to operate properly and enables creators and companies to choose for themselves the best way to make their own content available. We look forward to Members of Parliament considering and implementing the technical changes needed to ensure the bill fully reflects its stated goals and principles and avoid unintended consequences,” he added.