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Canadian copyright law update

After close to two years of discussions on regulations relating to
Canadian Copyright Act Amendment Bill C-32, proposed copyright regulations
were pre-published in the January 30, 1999 issue of The Canada Gazette,
Part I. These regulations relate to book importation, ephemeral
recordings, and exceptions for schools, libraries, archives and museums.  
Interested person may make representations regarding these proposed
regulations by mid-March, 1999.  For further information, see:  

Bill C-32, representing the second phase of copyright reform in Canada,
was introduced in the Canadian House of Commons in May, 1996 and became
law in April, 1997.  Certain provisions including some providing
exceptions for schools, libraries, archives and museums have not yet been
proclaimed, in anticipation of regulations which help clarify the


Lesley Ellen Harris
Copyright & New Media Lawyer

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E:  lesley@copyrightlaws.com
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