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U.S. film rep urges Canadian audience to adopt strong copyright protections

News | 06/09/2004 4:00 am EDT

A representative of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) warned Canadian copyright experts and decision-makers last week that failure to control the explosion of file-sharing will lead to a "collapse of culture." On June 3 in Ottawa, a group of 80 stakeholders in the copyright reform process were told by MPAA executive VP for government relations Fritz Attaway that several technological measures need to be put in place to discourage copyright violation, and encouraged Canadian legislators to reexamine our private copying regime, which is seen by some as being diametrically opposed to copyright protection of works.

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