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Copyright Board Jump hearing status in air as feds launch review of section 31

News | 05/31/2001 4:00 am EDT

Parties to the ongoing JumpTV debate are at odds over the role a joint Industry Canada/Canadian Heritage review of section 31 of the Copyright Act will play in the overall debate. While officials from the Canadian Film and Television Production Association (CFTPA) and the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) lauded news of the legislative review, Jump counsel Sunny Handa questioned its appropriateness in light of a parallel process at the Copyright Board of Canada set for this fall. In the meantime, a senior official with Industry Canada was at great pains to emphasize that no decisions have been made, and no amendments are necessarily in the cards in the increasingly bitter debate.

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