Say no to the Swiss DMCA

In October this year the Swiss government rushed through a DMCA-like law that would criminalise circumvention of DRM and filesharing. Some people don’t like this law, and fortunately in Switzerland there is a provision that if they can get a petition with 50,000 signatures on it, the law goes to a referendum:

Referendum against the Revision of the Copyright act as of 5. October 2007

A dangerous law has been passed on the 5th October by both the Parliament and the National Council almost without resistance. The revision represents massive advances for legal protection of copy protection mechanisms.

It is my conviction that such technical copy protection measures are of no merit for the consumer and will ultimately also harm the content producer. A law that puts such measures under special protection is hence just as ill advised.

The petition needs 50,000 signatures to make it possible to overturn this law. So tell all your friends about the campaign for a petition. The URL is

(via Boing Boing)

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