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From: Russell McOrmond <russell _-at-_ flora.ca>
To: "Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage -- \"Charlie Angus - NDP Heritage Critic\"" <Angus.C (at) parl.gc.ca>, chpc (at) parl.gc.ca, "Hon. Liza Frulla - Minister of Canadian Heritage" <Frulla.L (at) parl.gc.ca>, Maka Kotto - Bloc critic for Canadian Heritage <Kotto.M (at) parl.gc.ca>, Bev Oda - Conservative Heritage Critic <Oda.B (at) parl.gc.ca>, =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Paul_Cr=EAte_-_Bloc_Industry_Critic?= <Crete.P (at) parl.gc.ca>, "Hon. David Emerson - Minister of Industry" <Emerson.D (at) parl.gc.ca>, INDU (at) parl.gc.ca, Brian Masse - NDP Industry Critic <Masse.B (at) parl.gc.ca>, James Rajotte - Conservative Industry Critic <Rajotte.J (at) parl.gc.ca>, ", McGuinty, David - M.P." <McGuinty.D (at) parl.gc.ca>
Cc: General Copyright Discussions <discuss -_at_- list.digital-copyright.ca>
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2005 17:51:21 -0400 (EDT)

Dear Heritage and Industry committee members,

   A new paper has been released that seeks to measure the impact of the 
DMCA, the US implementation of the laundered policy that Bill C-60 is 
based on.

http://www.eff.org/IP/DMCA/DMCA_against_the_darknet.pdf

   Before Canada follows the same harmful policy path it is important for 
Canadian MPs to be aware of the failure of the "parent" legislation in the 
USA.

Background: The DMCA (1998), the EU Copyright Directive (EUCD) 2001/29/EC, 
and Canada's Bill C-60 are all based on policy that was "laundered" 
through WIPO in 1996 (WPPT, WCT).  This harmful policy was documented in 
the Lehman report and the failed NII Copyright Protection Act of 1995.

Bruce A. Lehman, Assistant Secretary and Commissioner of Patents and 
Trademarks: The Report of the Working Group on Intellectual Property 
Rights
   http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/com/doc/ipnii/

-- 
  Russell McOrmond, Internet Consultant: <http://www.flora.ca/>
  2111+ Canadians oppose Bill C-60 which protects antiquated Recording,
  Motion Picture and "software manufacturing" industries from change...
  http://KillBillC60.ca    Sign--> http://digital-copyright.ca/petition/
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