As an addendum to yesterday’s post on Canada’s Copyright Modernization Act, I want to signal boost fan Paraka’s post about why the proposed bill’s section on digital locks needs to be fought and how to go about fighting it. Right now, the bill’s emphasis on the illegality of breaking digital locks may supercede other explicitly legal uses of copyrighted material–like remixing and even teaching. This contradiction–that digital locks may prevent what the bill otherwise recognizes as explicitly noninfringing and important uses–should be worked out before the bill is voted on. More information is available from Michael Geist.
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