[d@DCC] Delurking Etobicoke School of the Arts Student
russell at flora.ca
Sun Dec 19 12:00:27 EST 2004
On Sat, 18 Dec 2004, Julie Federman wrote:
> Russell previously spoke about a student "de-lurking" from the discuss
> list, so here I am, de-lurking.
Thank you for writing this message. I have sent a copy to a civics
teacher I know at the school my wife teaches at. My hope is that civics
teachers will pass around notes about this and encourage their students to
get involved as well.
> The Internet Service Provider notice and takedown, which we are all
> pretty familiar with by now, and how this will freeze significant free
> speech. Also, the effects on education despite spotty education
> funding, it would be necessary for schools to redirect millions of
> dollars more from budgets to access publicly available Internet
The issue that got me involved in this in the summer of 2001 was Digital
Just a quick note that while "Claim and Censor" (Notice and takedown)
are part of the Heritage recommendations and were part of the USA's DMCA,
they are not actually part of the WIPO treaties.
Summary of Interim Report on Copyright Reform
> have currently collected 189 signatures. Some of my planned next steps
> include writing to my federal MP, and members of the House committee.
This is amazing. Let us know any way we can help.
> I started this simply as a school project, but now I am perusing this
> issue as something that is vitally important to our future.
It is great to see a school project grow into something that has real
impact on the world outside of school. This is what civics class should
BTW: If your civics teacher wants letters from fellow Canadian citizens
about the importance of what you have taken on as your project, let us
Yours is such a good-news story compared to what we hard about Steve
Geluso, the student at Washington's Richland High School who dared (like
the rest of us, the courts, the law, the dictionary) to contrast copyright
infringement from "theft".
Russell McOrmond, Internet Consultant: <http://www.flora.ca/>
Have you, your family, your friends (, your enemies) signed the
Petition to the Canadian Parliament for Users' Rights in Copyright?
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