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Canadian DOJ Warned About Unconstitutionality of Copyright Digital Lock Rules 64

Posted by samzenpus
from the new-rules dept.
An anonymous reader writes "The Canadian House of Commons may have passed the Canadian DMCA, but the constitutional concerns with the copyright bill and its digital lock rules will likely linger for years. Michael Geist has obtained internal government documents that indicate that the Department of Justice issued a legal opinion warning about the potential for constitutional violations. The DOJ legal opinion warned of the need to link circumvention with copyright infringement and of the particular danger of not providing the blind with an exception. The Canadian law misses the mark on both counts with no link to infringement and an exception that blind groups say is 'nullified' by strict conditions."
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Canadian DOJ Warned About Unconstitutionality of Copyright Digital Lock Rules

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