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The Academicalism Blog has posted "tweet-sized" letters in response to the prospect of a Canadian DMCA and ACTA.
A slight variation on the Canadian DMCA would be: @mpjamesmoore: I oppose any IP bill that includes strong digital lock provisions, excludes flexible fair dealing, & ignores public consult.
The ACTA tweet: I oppose Canada's secretive and undemocratic participation in the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), and I also oppose ACTA itself.
Of course, James Moore is the Canadian Member of Parliament who keeps insisting that his Twitter use qualifies him with the technical skill to pass regulations that endanger the Internet.
Tweet-size letters against Canada's DMCA, ACTA
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