[d@DCC] Forming a more formal "interest group".
russell at flora.ca
Thu Apr 15 12:27:47 EDT 2004
On Tue, 13 Apr 2004, Neil Leyton wrote:
> Everything you wrote I would second. Also, as I see us aligning
> ourselves pretty evenly with the "Balanced Copyright Coalition", we may
> want to find out more about them... a weird group: PIAC, CAIP, CAB,
> CATA, CCTA, Retail Council of canada, Bell Canada, TELUS, and Howard
> Knopf. Whodat?
I am wondering if anyone has the time to try to contact this group and
its members and try to get a clarification that their support for TPMs as
a way to "protect" works does not mean a support for Legal protection for
As their statement was worded it made this critical point vague.
Same issue as I expressed in "An open letter to the to Canadian
Coalition for Fair Digital Access (CCFDA)" which is a group that opposed
the private copying levy. We should be trying to make connections with
them as well.
To me, our priority #1 should always remain an opposition to legal
protection for TPM/RMI/DRM as no other reforms matter if this
*replacement* to copyright is created where the policy is not set by
parliaments but by monopoly software vendors and media companies.
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