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COPYRIGHT REFORM PROCESS
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Submission from Robb Benedict received on September 12, 2001 via e-mail
Subject: copyright reform legislationdear whomever reads this:
i can understand the desire to protect the interests of business and other copyright holders. i know you will be receiving a lot of messages, so i'll keep mine short.
simply stated, it is relatively difficult, if not impossible, to restrict and regulate the flow of digital information. the advent of computers had many implications that few have realized, and that we are only now seeing the beginning of a whole new medium. i feel strongly that the purpose of the copyright protection is entirely valid, however, it would be quite prudent and forward-thinking to try to anticipate future trends (however difficult that may be) and to look at other options. clamping down on the freedom of individuals, whether their activities are illegal or not (according to law) will not provide the citizens of canada with all that they expect their country to be, namely, strong and free.
i await the results of this open forum to canadians, by canadians, for canadians, with great interest.
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