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Private citizens voice opposition to copyright reform’s anti-hacking provisions

News | 09/20/2001 4:00 am EDT

Hundreds of individual Canadians have added their voices to those opposing any attempt to introduce U.S.-style copyright legislation in this country. On a web site listing comments in response to a government white paper on Internet copyright issues, a random sampling indicates many Canadians are worried about losing their freedom online. Almost unanimously, the comments attack anti-circumvention rules that would restrict legitimate uses of electronic documents protected by encryption and other methods.

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