Michael Geist Concludes 30 Days of DRM
Categories: Artists Against DRM • Big Media v Internet • Copyright • DMCA-like Laws • DRM & Research • DRM Analysis • DRM Arms Race • DRM as Market Lock • DRM Circumvention • DRM Restricting Use • Fair Use/Dealing • Intrusive TPMs - Rootkits • Legal Reform • Lobbying • Piracy • Policy Analysis
Version of 30 Days of DRM
Canadian Copyright reform is in the air. In anticipation of possible legislative action this fall, Michael Geist’s 30 day series of daily articles “30 Days of DRM” has come to an end. While he ultimately argues, as I do, that it would be preferable NOT to adopt DMCA-like anti-circumvention legislation in Canada, the Conservative government may succumb to the copyright lobby. These articles, which are quite good, propose limitations that should be included in any such Canadian DMCA-like legislation to fairly protect Canadian consumers and to guard against the multitude of problems created by the U.S.’s enactment of anti-circumvention measures in the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
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