The Daily Digital Lock Dissenter, Day 45: Digital Security Coalition

The Digital Security Coalition was a coalition of leading Canadian digital security companies. The coalition’s mandate was to advocate on behalf of its members and of all Canadians for sound public policies and laws affecting digital security technologies. Members included AEPOS Technologies Corporation, Black Arts Illuminated Inc., Bob Young, Borderware Technologies Inc., Bridon Security & Training Services, Certicom Corp., CMS Consulting Inc., Digital Defence Inc., Elytra Enterprises Inc., Innusec Inc., Klocwork Inc., Priosec, Q1 Labs Inc., Random Knowledge Inc., Borderware Technologies, Rigel Kent Security and Advisory Services, Security Objectives, Technical Security & Intelligence, Titus Labs Inc. Third Brigade Ltd., and VE Networks Inc.  The organization’s 2009 national copyright consultation submission included the following on digital locks:

Anti-circumvention rules should not apply in non-infringing circumstances, so they do not inadvertently impede ongoing research and innovation. The risk is in harming emerging Canadian digital security companies, and putting a “liability chill” on research in this area.


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, Association pour l’avancement des sciences et des techniques de la documentation (ASTED), Canadian Alliance of Student Associations, CIPPIC, Canadian Association of University Teachers, City of Vancouver Archives, Public Interest Advocacy Centre, Canadian Association of Educational Resource Centres for Alternate Format Materials, Canadian Political Science Association, British Columbia Teachers’ Federation, The Canadian Association for Open Source, Literary Press Group of Canada, Writers Guild of Canada, Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia, Association of Canadian Publishers, Campus Stores Canada, New Brunswick Public Library Service

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