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Broad-based coalition of oft-times sparring partners warns collectively against DMCA

News | 09/26/2003 4:00 am EDT

Canada’s largest Internet service providers, broadcasters, retailers and public interest advocates have come together in a new coalition that sees sometime foes bed down with their sparring partners to advance their view of potential copyright reforms. On September 15, the Balanced Copyright Coalition (BCC) was announced with members including the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC), the Canadian Association of Internet Providers, the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB), the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA), the Canadian Cable Television Association (CCTA), the Retail Council of Canada, Bell Canada, TELUS Corp., and lawyer Howard Knopf.

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