Reaction to the bill was mixed. Consumer and education advocates were critical of the lock provisions while entertainment companies cheered them.
"To put it bluntly, the legislation presented today will make it even more difficult for university and college teachers and students to have access to and use copyrighted materials for teaching and learning," said David Robinson, associate executive director of the Canadian Association of University Teachers, in a statement.
"By imposing a blanket provision against all circumvention, the government will lock down a vast amount of digital material, effectively preventing its use for research, education and innovation and curtailing the user rights of Canadians."
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