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Private copying regime irrelevant to satellite radio debate: Pfohl

News | 12/16/2004 5:00 am EST

Regulators don’t need to look to copyright law to impose anti-hacking conditions on yet-to-be-licensed subscription digital radio services, nor should they wait for their U.S. counterparts to finish a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) process on the matter before adopting made-in-Canada rules, argues the Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA). CRIA recently made the comments in response to arguments advanced by applicants vying for subscription radio licences. CRIA lawyer Richard Pfohl tells Canadian NEW MEDIA that writing anti-circumvention measures into the licence conditions doesn’t have to wait for the FCC, nor for a case related to Canada’s private copying regime to wind its way through the courts.

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