Privacy and Digital Rights Management.
russell at flora.ca
Mon Feb 3 11:13:46 EST 2003
Greetings Privacy Commissioner of Canada,
I am the host of a website called http://www.digital-copyright.ca/ .
We started as a Canadian response to the possibility that Canada would
adopt modifications to our Copyright Act similar to the USA's Digital
Millennium Copyright Act. The core issue for most of us is "Legal
protection for Technological Protection Measures (TPM)" and "Legal
protection for Rights Management Information (RMI)".
The Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario released a paper
that examines Digital Rights Management (DRM) technologies for potential
invasion of privacy effects. It is on their website at:
"Privacy and Digital Rights Management (DRM): An Oxymoron?"
Since Copyright is a federal issue, I am wondering if you have examined
this issue as well? If so, could you send us links to current discussion
I am also wondering if members of our community meet with you to discuss
the issues? We are an informal group of Canadian Citizens, representing
our own and the interests of other Canadian Citizens, and not a lobby
group. Some of our members, including myself, live in Ottawa and can meet
with you either formally or informally.
Personal note: For a living I am a self-employed consultant specializing
in Free/Libre and Open Source Software <http://www.flora.ca/floss.shtml>,
as well as the Internet. I may also be able to help you with other
related Information and Communications Technology (ICT) privacy issues,
such as enhancing the documentation you have on "Protecting Your Privacy
on the Internet" which is currently not entirely accurate.
Russell McOrmond, Internet Consultant: <http://www.flora.ca/>
Any 'hardware assist' for communications, whether it be eye-glasses,
VCR's, or personal computers, must be under the control of the citizen
and not a third party. -- http://www.flora.ca/russell/
For (un)subscription information, posting guidelines and
links to other related sites please see http://www.digital-copyright.ca
More information about the Discuss