[d@DCC] FEEDBACK:Copyright lobbyists strike again
russell at flora.ca
Mon Aug 1 09:26:53 EDT 2005
In reply to: http://news.com.com/2010-1071_3-5811025.html
Your article suggested that Canada didn't sign onto the laundered policy
from the 1995 Lehman report (USPTO's participation in NII) that became the
1996 WIPO copyright and phonograms treaties. Canadian foreign policy
bureaucrats did sign, but Canada has not yet ratified.
Better lists to link to than the PDF
Bill C-60 is at first reading in Canadian parliament, and is intended to
ratify those treaties. It also adds in many more goodies for that small
number of special economic interests that these backward-facing policies
We have a website to try to KillBillC60.ca
This site is part of a Canadian online forum for those who wish to
organize. We have an on-paper petition that we are presenting to
parliament, and using as a tool to educate the public about the extremists
who are trying to take away our rights in order to protect specific
outdated business models. The petition is at
digital-copyright.ca/petition and we currently have over two thousand
signatures, hoping to have many more by the time the Canadian parliament
returns in the fall.
Canada also already has pure software patents. This was not a change in
the law or an interpretation by the courts, but a stealth change in the
Manual of Patent Office Practices (MOPOP) at the Canadian Intellectual
Property Office (CIPO). When I did an Access to Information request
flora.ca/A246 I found that it was only pro-patent extremists such as
patent lawyers and IBM that were consulted.
Russell McOrmond, Internet Consultant: <http://www.flora.ca/>
2066+ Canadians oppose Bill C-60 which protects antiquated Recording,
Motion Picture and "software manufacturing" industries from change...
http://KillBillC60.ca Sign--> http://digital-copyright.ca/petition/
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