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WIPO disagreement continues as ISPs request Industry committee involvement

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

It looks increasingly unlikely that a stalemate between the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage and department officials from Industry Canada and Canadian Heritage over World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) treaty implementation can be solved without leadership from the federal Cabinet. During meetings March 24 and March 30, committee members continued to hammer at officials over a lack of recommendations on how the government intends to reform Canada’s copyright laws for the digital age, and neither the committee nor the departments have yet put a comprehensive series of proposals on the table for debate. Matters could be complicated as, on April 1, several parties asked the chair of the Standing Committee of Industry, Science and Technology to also weigh in on the debate.

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