[d@DCC] My Lawful Access consultation submission.
Tom at Abacurial.com
Sun Dec 15 20:50:14 EST 2002
Excellent critique/response. I suggest you forward it to the opposition
critics too, and I suggest reworking it into an op-ed piece for newspapers -
you might actually earn some money while questioning Industry Canada's
One comment. The issue of "lawful" access is not a foregone conclusion. It
is a question: What access to personal information and activity should be
lawful, and what access should not?
You may want to check your spelding. I'd suggest you focus your criticisms
and give Industry Canada specific suggestions.
Now to work on my own critique.......
On Sunday, December 15, 2002 at 18:42
mskala at ansuz.sooke.bc.ca <discuss at digital-copyright.ca> wrote:
> On Sun, 15 Dec 2002, Russell McOrmond wrote:
> > department of justice is tomorrow. While I normally like to have a long
> > period of FLOSS-style open peer review for submissions I send to the
> > government, this will not be possible as I left this to the last minute.
> I have similarly written a last-minute submission; a draft is posted
> as flat text at http://ansuz.sooke.bc.ca/lasub ; probably a few hours from
> now I'll package it up and send it in, and shortly after that I'll post a
> final version on my Web site.
> I haven't really had a lot of time or energy to devote to this process,
> and I must admit that having seen excellent submissions from people who've
> spent more time on it, I haven't felt that it was absolutely critical for
> me to make a detailed submission. Mine just flags what I see as the most
> important highlights of the proposal.
> > http://www.flora.ca/russell/drafts/lawfull-access.html
> Overall, it looks good to me. I think it could be improved by adding some
> kind of introduction and/or conclusion, drawing together the points made
> into a brief summary - the same sort of thing I did in my own
> submission. That way a reader can tell at a glance what your main points
> > Note: I removed the section of my submission on "Virus Dissemination",
> > although I may add it back in. How the discussion paper defines a virus
> > is extremely vague, and may include copyright anti-circumvention tools or
> Well, it's a totally separate topic from the rest of the lawful access
> document, but it's one that I hope doesn't fall by the wayside. Maybe the
> most appropriate response would be a completely separate submission; but
> what I did was to just put it in a separate section with some complaints
> about the process problem.
> Matthew Skala
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