[CC-Hungary] Michael Geist - Canadian DMCA To Be Introduced This Spring

Ákos Maróy darkeye at tyrell.hu
2007. Ápr. 17., K, 12:20:05 CEST

The Hill Times reports this week (issue still not online) that the 
Conservative government will introduce copyright reform legislation this 
spring provided that there is no election.  The paper points to two main 
changes from the Liberals Bill C-60 - tougher anti-circumvention 
legislation (ie. DMCA-style laws that ban devices that can be used to 
circumvent as well as provisions that block all circumvention subject to 
the odd exception) and an educational exception that will provide for 
free access to web-based materials.

If this report is true, the bill will be remarkable in its ability 
generate more opposition than any prior copyright bill in Canadian 
history.  From a policy perspective, it is a disaster - dangerous and 
unnecessary laws to support DRM and an educational exception that does 
little to address the needs of the education community while encouraging 
even greater use of DRM.



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