A new organization?
silentfury at rogers.com
Wed Apr 3 11:31:38 EST 2002
I've been thinking lately, about how active the EFF is in the US, and how
inactive the EFC is here in Canada. I expected that there would be a
representative from the EFC at the Consultation Meeting in Toronto (it's
closer than Ottawa, right?), but maybe they chose to go to the Ottawa one
instead, i'm not sure. I think the EFC has really abdicated its
responsibility as an organization dedicated to digital rights in general,
I've emailed them a ton of times asking to get on their mailing list, and i
emailed the board chair to see if he was attending the toronto consultation
meeting (at the same time i was hoping to pay my membership fee, since i
don't have a credit card yet). This list has been very active in the
copyright consultation process and many other digital issues, and i think
it's time for a new digital rights organization focused on Canada, since
EFC seems to be (and it might not be, i'm just making my observations)
pretty much dead in the water. Obviously as a student i have nor the funds
nor the time to spearhead such an organization, but perhaps some of you
might. I know I would certainly be interested in being a big part of such
an organization. Most of this is just off the top of my head, but I really
think this is an issue that needs to be addressed, especially with the
coming changes in copyright law, and whatever other legislation the
entertainment industry wants to try and pass.
Let me know what you guys think.
PS: It was a blast meeting Matt Skala, and Sam Trosow (of this mailing
list) in real life, I enjoyed meeting you and even though I might've been
cast as a kid who had no idea what he was talking about at the conference,
I thought it was definitely worth skipping 2 periods of school.
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