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Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage
house of commons
K1A 0A6

Comité permanent du patrimoine canadien

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DEADLINE - Copyright Act Review

Ottawa, October 06, 2003 - The House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage announced on September 23, 2003 that it is launching its statutory review of the Copyright Act, mandated by section 92 of that Act.

The Minister’s report, Supporting Culture and Innovation: Report on the Provisions and Operation of the Copyright Act, was released by the Government of Canada in October 2002. Section 92 of the Act requires the Committee to complete its review and report back to Parliament within one year of the Minister’s report, unless an extension is granted.

On October 3, 2003, the Committee was authorized to continue its deliberation and to present its final report no later than September 30, 2004.

To assist the Committee in its review, individuals and groups interested in presenting briefs and/or appearing before the Committee are requested to forward their final submissions to the Clerk of the Committee by no later than October 17, 2003. If possible, all submissions should be provided in electronic form and forwarded to the following address: .

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For more information, please contact:
Rémi Bourgault, Clerk of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage
Tel: (613) 947-6729