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Canada on piracy ‘priority’ list

May 1, 2009

The US has added Canada to its “priority watch list” of countries where Internet piracy flourishes, reflecting a tough new line in the Obama administration over the Harper government’s failure to deliver on promises of new copyright laws.

Canada joins a dozen countries – including Algeria, China, Russia, Pakistan, Indonesia and Venezuela – criticised by the US Trade Representative’s Office for being especially lax in protecting intellection property, allowing bootlegged movies, ripped-off software and pirated chips that bypass copyright protections .

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