The Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives represents archives, archivists, and individuals committed to the preservation of archival records in the province. It provided a submission in the national copyright consultation that included the following on digital lock rules:
Prohibiting circumvention for legal purposes such as preservation activities by archivists to protect the documentary heritage of Canada is not acceptable to archivists. Archivists believe that circumvention of technological measures should only be prohibited when the circumvention is for the purpose of infringing copyright. Similarly, circumvention tools and services should be available for non-infringing uses.
Previous Daily Digital Locks: Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired (PRCVI) BC, Canadian Consumer Initiative, Retail Council of Canada, Canadian Council of Archives, Canadian Teachers’ Federation, Canadian Federation of Students, Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Documentary Organization of Canada, Canadian Library Association, Council of Ministers of Education Canada, Business Coalition for Balanced Copyright, Canadian Association of Research Libraries, Canadian Historical Association, Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Canadian Bookseller Association, Canadian Home and School Federation, Film Studies Association of Canada, Canadian Bar Association, Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Appropriation Art, Privacy Commissioner of Canada