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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Gov't Pushes for Computer and Internet Controls to Appease Record and Movie Industries

From BoingBoing:

"Canadian Industry Minister Jim Prentice loads the DMCA, aims it at Canada's temple, and pulls the trigger"

POSTED BY CORY DOCTOROW, JUNE 11, 2008 1:47 PM | PERMALINK

Here it is, folks, at long last: Industry Canada Minister Jim Prentice is about to introduce his Canadian version of America's disastrous Digital Millennium Copyright Act tomorrow. In so doing, he is violating his own party's promise to seek public consultation on all treaty accession bills, he's ignoring the cries of rightsholders, industry, educators, artists, librarians, citizens' rights groups, legal scholars and pretty much everyone with a stake in this, except the US Trade Representative and the US Ambassador, who, apparently, have had ample opportunity to chat with the Minister and give him his marching orders.


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1 Comments:

Blogger Craig said...

Not sure it will do any good, but you can send a quick letter to Prentice, Verner and Harper right now:

http://www.ccer.ca/send-a-letter-to-harper-prentice-verner-and-stop-the-canadian-dmca/

11:21 PM, June 11, 2008

 

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