[d@DCC] Copyright act review
Tom at Abacurial.com
Mon Sep 8 18:33:02 EDT 2003
I would like to express my concerns with changes to the copyright act.
1. I am very worried about supporting in legislation Technological
Protection Measures which would "lock up" copyright content digitally.
This abdicates legal control of copyrighted material to the publishers.
Nothing will be accessible when it passes into the public domain as it
eventually will. Libraries and archives will be faced with excessive
costs now, and long into the future as they protect our heritage by
acquiring and maintaining obsolete equipment for future centuries.
2. The extension to copyright length well beyond 50 years for published
or unpublished material is insupportable. It will make research and
publishing of historical material much more difficult. Copyright is an
infringement on freedom of speech that the government has supported for
400 years to encourage creators. What creator is encouraged by any
extension of copyright more than 50 years beyond their death?
tOM Trottier, 613 231-6115
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