The federal Departments of Industry and Canadian Heritage are co-hosting a
national series of consultations on copyright reform.  The sessions will
address questions raised in the "Consultation Paper on Digital Copyright
Issues", available online at

Five full-day consultation sessions are being held in Halifax, Montreal,
Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver.  The date for the Halifax session is
Friday 8 March 2002.

These sessions are aimed at soliciting the views and concerns of the
community on issues identified in the discussion paper.  All those who
have a direct interest in ongoing issues of copyright reform should plan to

To join the consultation, or to receive further details, please contact:
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Additional information is available from:

Intellectual Property Office
Industry Canada
235 Queen Street
Ottawa, ON  K1A 0H5

Department of Canadian Heritage
Policy Directorate
Copyright Policy Branch
275 Slater Street
Ottawa, ON  K1A 0M5