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Observers read call to copyright reform in Valenti’s Canadian speech February 7

News | 02/22/2002 5:00 am EST

A recent speech by chief Hollywood lobbyist Jack Valenti, aimed at Canadian politicians and trade negotiators, may have contained a veiled call to this country's government to adopt American-style digital copyright legislation, industry observers say. Both Valenti and his Canadian counterpart, however, deny any involvement by Valenti's organization, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), in Canada's copyright reform process.

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