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Government to close section 31 loophole

News | 10/29/2001 5:00 am EST

Section 31 of the Copyright Act will be closed to Internet services in the coming weeks, according to comments by both Industry Canada minister Brian Tobin and Canadian Heritage minister Sheila Copps. At the Canadian Association of Broadcasters convention in Ottawa this morning, the pair indicated that they are hoping to introduce amendments to the Act that would effectively remove the section’s protection for retransmission from online companies such as JumpTV.com Canada Inc. and ICraveTV Inc.

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