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Extensions to be scrapped from Bill C-36

News | 06/13/2003 4:00 am EDT

A controversial proposal to extend the term of copyright on unpublished works by deceased authors appears likely to be scrapped from Bill C-36, now before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage. At a meeting June 12 in Ottawa, the committee voted to delay clause-by-clause consideration of the bill until June 17, but Canadian Heritage parliamentary secretary Carole-Marie Allard gave indication during the session that the contentious sections 21 and 22 would be on the chopping block when committee members are given a chance to propose amendments.

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