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COPYRIGHT REFORM PROCESS
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Submission from Otto Martin received on September 9, 2001 via e-mail
Subject: Expression of opposition towards CPCDI
I am writing with grave concern after hearing that the Canadian government is thinking about drawing draconian legislation similar to the United States DMCA, namely, the Consultation Paper on Digital Copyright Issues (CPCDI).
I feel that should this legislation pass, it would not further the good of the Canadian people but rather the good of large multinational corporations (who in my opinion need no assistance whatsoever from anyone). Also, I feel that this restriction upon the copyright laws would harm the studying and creation of new useful technologies, and it would certainly be a strong negative point against my future hopes of working in Canada.
I strongly urge you to reword the CPCDI to be less restrictive and not impose the flaws and faults of the DMCA on to Canadian citizens.
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