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Submission from Chris Nelson received on July 24, 2001 3:30 PM via e-mail

Subject: Please be careful...

In the US, we passed a copyright law similar to the one you're planning, called the Digitial Millenium Copyright Act. About a week ago, this law was used by Adobe corporation to arrest a Russian computer engineer for pointing out flaws in their eBook cryptosystem. Although we have our first amendment in this country, this unfair law will likely cause this whistle-blower to be in jail for 5 years. What if the same thing happened to somebody pointing out flaws in a company's defective tires? We must be free to speak our minds, and point out the mistakes of companies, without fearing jail time.

Please make sure any copyright laws you pass don't cause the same disaster that has occured in my country.

-Chris Nelson

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