Lobby wants Canada kept on U.S. piracy watch list

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A powerful copyright lobby group wants Canada kept in a United States watch list of nations with intellectual property laws that are deemed of concern to the U.S. and is also recommending sweeping changes to Bill C-11, otherwise known as Canada’s Copyright Modernization Act.

The International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA), an umbrella organization of entertainment software lobby groups, wants the Office of the United States Trade Representative to move Canada from the agency’s Priority Watch List in its Special 301 Report to its Watch List.  The 301 Report is an annual account that list countries judged to have inadequate intellectual property (IP) laws and may thus be subjected to sanctions. 

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