Preface and Acknowledgements

AuthorCameron Hutchison
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Preface and Acknowledgements
About a year ago, it occurred to me that with all the changes, and some-
times controversy, surrounding the recent digital amendments to the
Copyright Act, as well as the relative surge of digital copyright law cases,
it was time for someone to write a book on digital copyright law. It is my
hope that the legal community will f‌ind this book useful both as a road-
map of potential legal issues in this area, as well as a competent analy-
sis of those issues. I am indebted to Zaid Jivani, JD (class of ) for his
excellent research assistance, and to the University of Alberta for the
EFF/SAS grant that funded him. ank you to the University of Alberta
Faculty of Law for granting me a half sabbatical during which time I
wrote most of this book. I would also like to express my appreciation to
Irwin Law for its editorial assistance and for publishing this book.
I was motivated to write this book as a mark of achievement that
might someday inspire my children — however far o in time that might
be. My six-year-old boy, Kenji, loves to draw books about Batman. He
will sit down at our dining table with his coloured markers, draw up
several pages, staple them together, and then read to his parents from
his book, all in the span of ten or f‌ifteen minutes. About six months ago,
during my sabbatical, he asked me, “What do you do at work all day?” “I
am writing a book” I replied. He looked at me skeptically and said, “I’ve
never seen you make a book.” Here is the proof, Boost! Sorry, there are
no pictures.

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