Andrew Mason (Saskatoon - Humboldt, NDP)

Russell,

Thanks for bringing this issue to my attention. I was not really aware of these controversial aspects of Bill C-60, such as the legal protections proposed for Digital Rights Management technology. I am a strong supporter of maintaining a meaningful "fair use" exception to copyright protection, particularly for education and private study.

I am generally familiar with copyright, particularly as it relates to software and internet. I am a software author myself - I have a small company that does small database development and management. I also worked as a law student many years ago (1980) in an intellectual property law firm and I still practise trademark and copyright law. I can't comment in detail on your proposals but I will take a close look at your site.

All the best,
Andrew Mason