Michael Geist – Because the Hollywood Lobby Isnt Strong Enough

June 10th, 2007 at 11:25 am

Wow. Just a couple weeks after the movie industry strong-armed Canada into introducing an act to crack down on movie recording with camcorders (which similar laws, incidentally, haven’t stopped the US from becoming the largest source of camcorded movies), comes this…

Don Bell, a Liberal MP, yesterday introduced Bill C-453, the Canadian Motion Picture Secretariat Act. The bill would create a new government-backed secretariat, comprised of industry officials, to provide the House of Commons with reports every six months on potential legislative reforms to support the industry.

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Update: Just to be clear, the Brent in the comments section of the above link is not me.