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Clement Confirms Timeline for Copyright Bill May Be Spring 2010

Industry Minister Tony Clement has re-affirmed earlier comments that the introduction of a new copyright bill may take until the Spring 2010.  In a Toronto Star interview, Clement emphasizes the need to establish a bill that withstands the test of time and that he'd like a bill this fall but is content to put it off until February or March if needed.

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  1. It won’t be Conservative Tony Clement’s bill!
    Good riddance to Harpercrite and his gang of neo-con, christian fundamentalist, right wing idealogues come this Fall Election. The only copyright laws they are interested in writing are the ones dictated and written for them by the corporations like the RIAA, MPAA, CRIA etc.
    The Conservatives have also never stood up for Net Neutrality or the environment. Good riddance to these stone-age clowns. Oh, I’m sorry, they don’t believe the earth is older than 6000 years. Worst government ever!

  2. “and” not “like”
    meant to say “The only copyright laws they are interested in writing are the ones dictated and written for them by the corporations “and” the RIAA, MPAA, CRIA etc.”

  3. michael marshall says:

    Spring 2010 will ALSO be 300th b-day of 1st ever copyright act
    The Tories’ long promised copyright bill – by sheer coincidence (no one has ever accused them of having a single historically-minded bone) – will be introduced exactly on the 300th anniversary of world’s first copyright act.

    Canada’s citizen copyright activists could use this coincidence to raise media interest in assessing just where we are at in keeping copyright monopoly privileges in balance with the public interest in seeing information and innovation flowing freely….