[d@DCC] RE: Copyright battle nearing "lost cause" phase
john.lange at open-it.ca
Mon Nov 29 12:55:28 EST 2004
On Mon, 2004-11-29 at 11:32, Chris Brand wrote:
> >And since we have very little culture exports but lots of Cows, hogs,
> >and lumber, which one do you think will get sacrificed?
> Exactly what happened with the free trade agreement with Australia.
> Having said that, I do think that people will become more interested
> when there is an actual Bill (i.e. clear harm), rather than the "mere"
> proposals we've seen so far.
I agree the interest level will peak once the bill is introduced. I
believe the media will seek opinions on the bill from interested
parties. At the moment this is basically limited to the recording
industry. How do we get on the Media's radar screen?
> I also think that the petition can make a difference here, by showing
> MPs that this is something that regular constituents care about.
I mailed you the 6 signatures I collected this weekend.
> It's unfortunate that we mostly seem to be responding to others rather
> than making our own news.
Exactly. How can this group get recognized as a legitimate dissenting
voice so our comments can be heard and quoted in the media?
The main problem is likely organization. With no formal organization in
place, no membership, and very little in the way of organized events it
really isn't that surprising that we have failed to catch anyone's
Perhaps instead of targeting MPs we should be focusing on the specific
reports for the major media outlets who are typically charged with
reporting these stories?
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