Coalition calls for leniency

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The Ad Hoc Copyright Coalition (AHCC), a broad group of international trade associations and telecommunications and online companies, urged Congress to amend language attached to two new international copyright treaties pending for ratification. The two treaties, adopted by the UN-sponsored World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), serve to extend international copyright law to the Internet. The AHCC warns that "unless the ratification of the (WIPO) treaties is accompanied by balanced legislation that creates fair boundaries of copyright liability, the growth and development of the Internet will be jeopardized by legal uncertainty and burdensome litigation."

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