The National Post runs a masthead editorial that tears apart the digital lock rules in Bill C-11, describing the bill as a “flawed piece of legislation” that the government should either kill or amend on its own initiative. It argues:
Preventing consumers from playing material that they have paid for, on the device of their choosing, is a violation of private property rights. Making it illegal to produce or distribute the software necessary to do so is also an outrage. It reminds many critics of the Soviet-era laws that forbade typewriters and Xerox machines.