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Departments had adequate time to study section 31: Canadian Heritage official

News | 11/15/2001 5:00 am EST

Canadian Heritage’s point-man on copyright reform is defending the department’s timeframe to amend section 31 of the Copyright Act, saying it has had enough time to properly evaluate public submissions and draft legislation for introduction this year. In an interview with Canadian NEW MEDIA, Bruce Stockfish, director general of the copyright policy branch at Heritage, says submissions to a consultation process ongoing since last June have been useful in determining possible directions for the controversial retransmission regime.

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