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U.S. civil liberties group warns Canadians against adoption of DMCA-style legislation

News | 09/20/2001 4:00 am EDT
Libraries, used record stores and anyone working in multimedia could find their freedom to use intellectual property unnecessarily restricted if the Canadian government passes U.S.-style legislation meant to protect copyright owners from digital piracy, according to a senior lawyer for a prominent American civil liberties association. Fred van Lohmann, senior staff attorney for the San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) says Canadians should be wary of a proposal by Canadian Heritage and Industry Canada to introduce copyright amendments that would restrict the use of so-called anti-circumvention, or anti-hacking, technology (CNM, June 28/01).

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