Re: “From rhetoric to reality: the key issues in Bill C-32,” (The Hill Times, by Michael Geist, Sept. 27, p. 22). We agree with Prof. Geist that Bill C-32 warrants broad support, but maintain that strong legal protection for digital locks is needed. It’s the only way to truly provide creators with a choice about how they wish to protect their intellectual property from piracy. Ultimately, consumers can and will decide if products protected by technological protection measures (TPMs) are products they want to buy. The bill clearly identifies circumstances where circumvention should be permitted for legitimate activities such as encryption research, security testing, and enabling access for the perceptually disabled.
By Schneider Electric’s Secure Power Division - Canada
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