A group of Canadian security firms have released a public letter also expressing concern over potential Canadian copyright reforms. The companies note the negative impact of the DMCA on security research and urge the government to avoid criminalizing technology. I'm quoted in the Toronto Star's coverage of the letter, noting that the potential rules may render illegal what sits the core of legitimate security research.
The letter's release coincides with similar concerns being expressed by Charlie Angus, an NDP MP, musician, and member of the Canadian Heritage parliamentary committee. While that committee's views are often touted as being unanimous, that is clearly no longer the case with Angus criticizing the committee's proposals.