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Expert disputes copyright hearing testimony by CRIA lawyer Pfohl

News | 04/02/2004 5:00 am EST

A noted Ottawa copyright expert says that there could be dire consequences for Canada if it implements the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Internet treaties. His view contrasts sharply with March 9 testimony by the record labels’ counsel to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage. Macera and Jarzyna’s Howard Knopf says much of the testimony of the Canadian Recording Industry Association’s (CRIA) Richard Pfohl was disingenuous and that alternative interpretations of the WIPO Internet treaties are possible (CNM, March 17/04).

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