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New coalition to fight copying levy

News | 08/21/2002 4:00 am EDT
Several of the largest consumer product manufacturers, retailers and technology companies in North America are in the final stages of creating a new body to fight the federal government’s private copying levy. While many of the members of the newly formed Canadian Coalition for Fair Digital Access (CCFDA) are also members of the Canadian Storage Media Alliance, its hired-gun lobbyist says the group will focus on reforming the law rather than fighting proposed levies on a new class of digital devices now before the Copyright Board of Canada (CNM, June 14/02).

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