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IMAT's position as a respected, and credible, representative of the Canadian Interactive New Media industry, has been confirmed by several appearances before the Canadian Radio and Television Commission, including delivering the opening presentation at the CRTC Hearings on regulating New Media.

IMAT has lobbied on behalf of the New Media Industry against Bill C-31. The proposed levy on blank recording media would have place significant fees on blank CD-R's. IMAT testified before the Copyright Board and through an industry survey showed the extent of legal use of CD-R technology for near term storage and small quantity product distribution.

IMAT has lobbied both Provincial and Federal Government bodies for advantageous tax credits to help stimulate the growth of original content developers and fee for service companies. IMAT sits on a number of Advisory Councils, committees, and provides consultation for numerous industry round table discussion forums.

IMAT was a major participant in Industry Canada's study on developing a national internet liability policy, and contributed a significant amount of material to World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the meetings in Geneva which created intellectual property and copyright agreements at the international level.


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