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May 31, 1987

CANADA INTRODUCES LEGISLATION AGAINST SOFTWARE PIRATES

By CBR Staff Writer

Canada plans to move strongly against the software pirates under new legislation introduced into parliament in Ottawa: the new measures will classify computer programs as literary works, with full protection extending for 50 years after the death of the originator, and the $Can200 maximum fine for commercial piracy will be raised to as much as $1m, with the possibility of five years inside as well.

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