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COPYRIGHT REFORM PROCESS
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Submission from Charlotte Wilcox received on September 10, 2001 via e-mail
Subject: COPYRIGHT REFORM PROCESSTo Industry Canada, the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Intellectual Property Policy Directorate and other concerned agencies:
I write to express the disquiet I feel after reading of the extreme intellectual property provisions of the Consultation Paper on Digital Copyright Issues (CPCDI).
These measures, based on the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) , in my opinion, give to great a power to publishers, at the expense of individuals' rights.
Fear of prosecution is hugely damaging both to the capacity of researchers, and to the processes of democracy.
I am of the opinion that these conditions will effectively violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantee of freedom of speech, and similar guarantees in the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
I ask you to remove these controversial provisions from the CPDCI language. The DMCA is an international scandal - I write as a concerned UK citizen.
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