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COPYRIGHT REFORM PROCESS
SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED REGARDING THE CONSULTATION PAPERS
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Submission from Mark James received on September 11, 2001 via e-mail
Subject: Consultation Paper on Digital Copyright Issues (CPCDI)
To Industry Canada, the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Intellectual Property Policy Directorate and other concerned agencies:
I am writing to express my deep concerns regarding the unreasonable intellectual property provisions of the Consultation Paper on Digital Copyright Issues (CPCDI).
These provisions would amend the Canadian Copyright Act to ban, with few or no exceptions, software and other tools that allow copy prevention technologies to be bypassed. This ban will prevent legitimate research, technical innovation, and fair use of copyrighted material.
As a professional computer scientist, I am closely involved in the creation of copyrighted works on a daily basis. My fear is that these provisions would make it harder for me to do my job and provide me with little or no benefit.
Please do not force these provisions on the Canadian people.
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