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Hands off educational materials, academics tell Heritage committee

News | 10/06/2004 4:00 am EDT

Canada’s education community is asking Ottawa to enact a controversial new measure during the current round of copyright reform that would give teachers free access to materials found on the Internet for use in the classroom. A coalition of teachers, professors and provincial ministers of education held a press conference on Sept. 22 during which they urged the federal government to adopt a new exception in the Copyright Act specifically for classroom use.

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