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Political attack ads may be noxious, but copyright isn’t right tool to stop them

By Michael Geist      

The creation of an exception that only allows a select few to benefit is not a provision that can be defended on freedom of political speech grounds.

OTTAWA—Reports surfaced last week that the federal government plans to introduce a new copyright exception for political advertising within a forthcoming budget bill. The provision would allow politicians and political parties to use news content in their political advertising without prior permission. 

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