[d at DCC] We are still accepting petition signatures, and please send letters to your MP!
nouiz at nouiz.org
Fri Aug 18 13:37:14 EDT 2006
I'm a student in computer science at the university of montréal. I'm the
secretary of the student association. I was wanting to make the petition
circulate in our departement. Our departement is French.
You tell that the french version need approuval? When it will be done?
Can I use the current version?
It is much better for me to use a French version as this is the first
langage of the majority of people in our departement.
Russell McOrmond wrote:
> Frédéric Bastien wrote:
>> Is the petition still ongoing? On the web site main page, the story
>> about the petition is from april.
> We have two ongoing petitions
> http://www.digital-copyright.ca/petition/ , and an active letter
> writing campaign.
> Here are some statistics:
> Total collected (Counted as of August 14, 2006) for the Users' Rights
> petition: 2461 . We are very close to 2500, which is 100 times the
> minimum of 25 signatures to have it tabled in parliament. When we
> started we were told that we would have a hard time getting our 25 for
> an issue as messy and misunderstood as copyright.
> Total collected (Counted as of Aug 14, 2006) for Information Technology
> property rights: 31
> We still have to approve the French translation, but English
> Canadians and residents should be collecting signatures for the English
> Letter writing campaigns:
> First letter (during election campaign): 89
> Second letter (current on front page): 62
> Note: I've increased the date on that static article to September 26 @
> 14:00 (the time that parliament returns) so that it will seem better
> than current. We don't stop collecting petition signatures until the
> government stops trying to erode our user rights (copyright) and
> property rights (information technology), or until every Canadian has
> signed the petitions (There are new Canadians born or immigrating every
> I also expect we'll have future petitions to protect other related
> rights: authors rights to author compatible software (copyright balance
> -- likely via CLUEcan.ca) and property rights (owners of the media that
> content is stored on).
> Why those 4? See: Protecting property rights in a digital world
> Thank you for asking!
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