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Government introduces murky amendment to retransmission regime

News | 12/19/2001 5:00 am EST

The federal government introduced an amendment to the Copyright Act on December 12 that would mean Internet players would have to meet certain unspecified conditions before they could qualify as a retransmitter under Section 31. The legislation, Bill C-48, establishes a new regulation-making power that would give Cabinet the power to decide which Internet companies qualify and which don’t.

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