May 25, 1921 (13th Parliament, 5th Session)

UNION

Charles Joseph Doherty (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Unionist

Mr. DOHERTY:

The original Act provided a fixed delay, but when we came to look into the matter, we could not but realize that for an author resident in Ottawa, it would hardly be reasonable to fix the same delay as in the case of an author resident in Paris or Rome. A delay that would be adequate for the remotely situated author, would be a waste of time as regards the man close at hand, and it was thought that it would be better to determine the delay according to the circumstances of each case.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   COPYRIGHT ACT AMENDMENT
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