I thought of Doc’s talk this morning when I read this FAQ on changes to the Canadian Copyright Act. Question number seven is:
Is there a risk that protection of technological measures (TMs) will adversely affect users?
The answer to this FAQ doesn’t bear repeating, as it is essentially content-free.
The important thing to note, for me, is that we the people are referenced as “users” in this question. I thought the government was ours, looking out for our interests and that, at the very least, we should be addresses as citizens, not “users.”