[d@DCC] RE: The petition
darryl at mfe.ca
Tue Apr 20 17:16:28 EDT 2004
On 2004-04-20 5:01 PM, Chris Brand wrote:
> Darryl wrote :
>>Is there some way you could release it on Monday? "World Intellectual
>>Property Day" and get some kind of media coverage?
> I think that's a great idea. I like to think it will be "good enough"
> by then (then again, I thought it was there a couple of weeks ago).
> How would we get the media attention ?
I'm not sure. I know the first place I intend to go with it is the
public library. Is there any national library organization we can try to
get support from? That may help with the media attention. How about a
book burning at the Toronto Reference Library? Or maybe more
appropriately, painting the books shut with giant vats of glue? We could
build and entire inaccessible library outside the Reference library
filled with books that nobody can open. Hmmm, I think I like that one! I
have some shelves and a few books I could let go.
Also independent film producers may help. I think Salter Street Films
would have helped, alas they do not exist anymore.
> As for this :
>>I've decided that I don't like the wording of "THAT promoting
>>creative works and inventive ideas is nourished by wide
>>accessibility ..." I'd like it to say that people are able to
>>be more creative when they're surrounded by creative works and
>>able to be inspired by them without worrying too much about
>>paying for the use of them. I'm not convinced that this paragraph
>>currently does that.
> How does this sound :
> THAT the creation of original works is nourished by wide
> accessibility of earlier works, including a vibrant public domain
> Also, would it make sense to throw in a reference to Russell's
> favourite, Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,
> specifically :
>>Everyone has the right [...] to seek, receive and impart
>>information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
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