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[d@DCC] Canadian Heritage's "job"?!?!

From: ag737 _-at-_ (Wallace J.McLean)
To: discuss (at)
Date: Fri, 02 Apr 2004 11:27:15 -0500 (EST)

From today's Financial Post, page 1:

OTTAWA - The federal government will act to protect record companies from
a Federal Court ruling that denied the industry the right to sue people
who swap songs for free on the Internet, a spokesman said yesterday. 

"Our job is to try to protect the Canadian music industry," said Marc Roy,
spokesman for Helene Chalifour Scherrer, the Heritage Minister. 


The controversial [Federal Court] decision said copyright law does not protect
the music industry from file swappers. Inside Ottawa, the issue is likely
to get mired in the perpetual battle between the Heritage Department, which
backs cultural industries, and the Industry Department, which shares
responsibility for the Copyright Act and pushes what it calls a "balanced
approach" that gives users rights, too. 
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