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[d@DCC] Copyright act review

From: "tOM Trottier" <Tom _-at-_>
To: heri (at)
Date: Mon, 08 Sep 2003 18:30:29 -0400


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or unpublished material is insupportable.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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