Election 2006: Willowdale

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Willowdale / Willowdale
MP: Hon. Jim Peterson (Parliamentary Internet)
Minister of International Trade

Discussing copyright with the Honourable James Scott Peterson, Minister of International Trade

The following is a reply to a letter I received from the Honourable James Scott Peterson, Minister of International Trade, on Copyright.

Summary: Bill C-60 may step into areas of provincial jurisdiction, diminishes legitimate property rights, has not received adequate hearings, and seems inconsistant with other domestic and foreign policy goals. In relation to policy laundered 1996 WIPO treaties, the past Heritage Minister was advised that "international convention is such that signing in no way binds Canada to ratify the treaties. It is a symbolic gesture."

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Reply from Minister of International Trade Jim Peterson

The following letter was dated "Thu, 13 Oct 2005 15:46:33 -0400", in reply to an earlier letter.

Mr. Russell McOrmond

Dear Mr. McOrmond:

Thank you for your email dated September 4, 2005, in which you express your views with respect to intellectual property issues.

On June 20, 2005, the Ministers of Canadian Heritage and Industry Canada tabled a bill to amend the Copyright Act. One of the objectives of the bill is to amend the Copyright Act in order to implement the copyright protections required by two World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) treaties: the WIPO Copyright Treaty and the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty.

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