The Daily Digital Lock Dissenter, Day 29: ASTED

The Association pour l’avancement des sciences et des techniques de la documentation (ASTED) is a national not-for-profit cultural and scientific professional association. Since 1973, it has worked to advance the science and techniques of documentation by pooling its members expertise, its publications, its activities of every sort, its services and its ties with other organizations in the field of documentation and information, and with the general public. ASTED submitted a brief to the Bill C-32 committee that included the following on digital locks:

the exceptions that can support libraries in fulfilling their mission are invalidated by the provisions concerning digital locks that prevent circumvention even for use that the bill does not consider to be infringing, such as conservation. ASTED agrees with its colleagues in the CLA who are proposing that the definition of “circumvention” in section 41(a) and (b) be amended to include the words “for any infringing use”.

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, Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives, Canadian Association of Law Libraries, Federation Etudiante Universitaire du Quebec, Canadian Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres, Canadian Association of Media Education Associations, Association of Canadian Community Colleges, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada

One Comment

  1. Pas besoin d’aucun avancement. Sources de revenus, SVP.