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Copyright adversaries find common ground in high cost of hearings

News | 04/16/2003 4:00 am EDT
Broadcasters and music industry players are readying themselves for high-level talks on the high costs of resolving copyright disputes. The Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB), the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN), and the Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) are expected to begin meeting in late May to find ways to expedite Copyright Board of Canada hearings and set their recommendations down in a submission to the soon-to-begin section 92 copyright reform process. The three groups are often adversaries before the board, but believe they can cooperate to save themselves millions of dollars per year in copyright hearing costs.

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