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From: Russell McOrmond <russell _-at-_ flora.ca>
Not much yet, but I thought I would forward this onward for people to note. --- Russell McOrmond, Internet Consultant: <http://www.flora.ca/> Free Sklyarov http://www.dibona.com/dmca/ http://www.freesklyarov.org/ http://www.flora.org/dmca/ Oppose DMCA in Canada! (C) reform process.... http://russell.flora.org/drafts/copyright-2001.html My submission... ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 14:01:16 -0400 From: Compbureau@ic.gc.ca To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: FW: Information Center Inquiry Form Dear Mr. McOrmond: Your complaint regarding the DVD Copy Control Association has been forwarded to the Civil Branch of the Competition Bureau for action. Complaints Officer Information Centre -----Original Message----- From: Compbureau: #CB - BC Sent: August 10, 2001 1:01 PM To: Internet Complaints Subject: FW: Information Center Inquiry Form > ---------- > From: Competition.Bureau@strategis.ic.gc.ca[SMTP:COMPETITION.BUREAU@STRATEGIS.IC.G C.CA] > Sent: Friday, August 10, 2001 1:01:13 PM > To: Compbureau: #CB - BC > Subject: Information Center Inquiry Form > Auto forwarded by a Rule > ========================================= A - Personal Information: ========================================= McOrmond, Russell 609-440 Wiggins Private Ottawa, ON Canada, K1N 1A7 Home Phone: (613) 235-7584 Bus. Phone: Email: email@example.com ========================================= B - Company or Person Complained Against: ========================================= License Management International, , DVD Copy Control Association 225 B Cochrane Circle Morgan Hill CA 95037, British Columbia Phone: Fax: Ownership: A multi-owner cartel (Claimed non-profit) Products and/or Services Supplied: Content Scrambling System used on DVD's Geographic Area(s) in which the Person or Company Conducts Business Canada Nature of Your Concerns: Through encoding techniques used on specific movies, Cartel controls DVD players in both domestic and international markets. Competators that wish to offer compatable players are charged under USA's DMCA laws for "anti circumvention" when in fact the practice of controlling the player market should be considered a violation of competition laws. As well, the control of the DVD player market, the DVD CCA also has region-codes which seem to create an unnecessary barrier to trade between regions in DVD videos. Other Sources of Information: Recent posting to public discussion forum offers much of the background and call to discuss issue with competition bureau. http://www.flora.org/dmca/forum/40 According to that letter and other reports, Australia already has declared the prectices of the DVD CCA as against their competition laws. ========================================= C - Product/Service Complaints: ========================================= Product Name: Brand Name: Lot/Style Number: Size: Do you know the Country of Origin for this product? Description of Product: Details of the Complaint: Where did you purchase... , British Columbia Postal Code: ========================================= D - To obtain more information: ========================================= -- For (un)subscription information, posting guidelines and links to other related sites please see http://www.flora.org/dmca/
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