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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Canadian copyright czar forced to turn away industry bribes

From BoingBoing:

"The Canadian Tory minister who regulates the copyright industry has canceled a fundraiser sponsored by the companies she is supposed to oversee. Bev Oda won the Heritage Minister seat after the ouster of Sam Bulte, the Liberal Party minister who took enormous campaign contributions from the industry she oversaw. Oda, too, received these contributions, and had planned to let the broadcasters in her putative charge raise even more money for her. She denied any wrongdoing in Parliament when this issue was raised by New Democrat Heritage critic Charlie Angus, but canceled the event anyway."



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