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News | 11/16/2004 5:00 am EST

Heritage Committee brings back copyright reform agenda
The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage has retabled its report on the copyright reform process that died with the ending of the last Parliamentary session. The committee had suggested an aggressive fall deadline for preparing legislation dealing with, among others, making changes to the Copyright Act to ratify Canada’s World Intellectual Property Organization obligations and create an extended licensing system for educational materials, and provide legal injunctions against tampering with technological protection measures. Both are controversial within and without Ottawa.The move by the committee forces the government to respond to the report.

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