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The Daily Digital Lock Dissenter: The Series To Date

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Throughout the fall, I ran a daily digital lock dissenter series, pointing to a wide range of organizations representing creators, consumers, businesses, educators, historians, archivists, and librarians who have issued policy statements that are at odds with the government's approach to digital locks in Bill C-11. While the series took a break over the Parliamentary holiday, it resumes this week with more groups and individuals that have spoken out against restrictive digital lock legislation that fails to strike a fair balance.

New posts will begin tomorrow, but it may be helpful to recount the series to date, which illustrates that no amount of spin can disguise the obvious opposition from groups representing millions of Canadians to the Bill C-11 digital lock provisions:

Type of Group
Digital Lock Dissenters
Business
Retail Council of Canada
Business Coalition for Balanced Copyright
Canadian Bookseller Association
The Canadian Association for Open Source
Literary Press Group of Canada
Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia
Association of Canadian Publishers
Campus Stores Canada
Digital Security Coalition
Battlegoat Studios
Creators
Documentary Organization of Canada
Appropriation Art
Writers Guild of Canada
ACTRA
Canadian Music Creators Coalition
Consumers
Canadian Consumer Initiative
Public Interest Advocacy Centre
Union des consommateurs
Educators
Canadian Teachers' Federation
Council of Ministers of Education Canada
Canadian Home and School Federation
Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Canadian Association of Media Education Associations
Film Studies Association of Canada
Association of Canadian Community Colleges
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
Canadian Association of University Teachers
Canadian Political Science Association
British Columbia Teachers' Federation
Queen's University
Students
Canadian Federation of Students
Federation Etudiante Universitaire du Quebec
Canadian Alliance of Student Associations
Historians/Archivists
Canadian Council of Archives
Canadian Historical Association
Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives
City of Vancouver Archives
Librarians
Canadian Library Association
Canadian Association of Research Libraries
Canadian Association of Law Libraries
Canadian Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres
Association pour l’avancement des sciences et des techniques de la documentation (ASTED
New Brunswick Public Library Service
Canadian Urban Library Council
Ontario Council of University Libraries
Visually Impaired Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired (PRCVI) BC
Canadian National Institute for the Blind
Canadian Association of Educational Resource Centres for Alternate Format Materials
Rights/Freedoms
Canadian Civil Liberties Association
Canadian Bar Association
Privacy Commissioner of Canada
CIPPIC


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