Canadian Government Says Technology Circumvents Law
Harman, Allan, Editor & Publisher
THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT has ordered a task force review of laws protecting the domestic publishing industry in the light of modern technology that allows the electronic transmission of foreign publications for printing in Canada.
Government officials concluded that the technology has circumvented a 28-year-old tariff code designed to block U.S. magazines filled with Canadian advertising.
The tariff code is aimed at so-called split runs -- Canadian editions of foreign magazines that barely differ from the original publication but replace the original advertisements with Canadian ads.
These split-run magazines -- and four succeeding issues- can be stopped at the border, but the Canadian government fears that, …
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Publication information: Article title: Canadian Government Says Technology Circumvents Law. Contributors: Harman, Allan - Author. Magazine title: Editor & Publisher. Publication date: June 19, 1993. Page number: 56+. © 2002 Editor & Publisher. COPYRIGHT 1993 Gale Group.
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