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May 2, 2005
US Rejects Canadian Rejection of DMCA
So screams the Slashdot headline. Imagine if the countries were reversed. How kindly would the US take to having our copyright laws dictated to us by another country?
As usual, Michael Geist has the scoop + solid analysis:
It isn't just that they want Canada to implement the WIPO Internet treaties, they want us to implement a Canadian version of the DMCA. They interestingly question whether the Canadian plan meets WIPO standards given the exclusion of devices from our anti-circumvention provisions. I think a plain reading of the WIPO Internet treaties suggests that it does. Meeting the US standard is, of course, an entirely different matter.
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