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Thursday, October 30, 2003

Canadian copyright bill passes

An article, "Copyright bill passes", by James Adams, is on page R3 of the Review section of today's Globe & Mail. Two excerpts: "An amended version of the so-called "Lucy Maud Montgomery provision" has been passed by a vote in the House of Commons. MPs approved third and final reading Tuesday of Bill C-36 ...". [The legislation still requires Senate approval]. "In the compromise version of the bill passed this week, copyright was extended until only the end of 2006. However, this three-year extension now applies to the unpublished works of any person who died before Dec. 30, 1948".