[d at DCC] We are still accepting petition signatures, and please send letters to your MP!
russell at flora.ca
Fri Aug 18 16:11:25 EDT 2006
Frédéric Bastien wrote:
> 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.
This would be great!
> You tell that the french version need approuval? When it will be done?
> Can I use the current version?
I'm unilingual English, so can't verify that the French version of
the "Petition to protect Information Technology property rights" matches
the English version. What we need is to have a few more eyes do a peer
review. I believe Simon Valiquette did a great job on the translation,
but given this is a legal document being tabled in parliament we want to
We also want to get the French version sent to the Private Members
Business Office so that we will know that if follows all the
procedures/etc, and will be considered by parliament as equivalent to
the English version.
I've updated the page and put the French draft version there for
people to look at. You may want to help out by taking a look yourself
to see if you think they match.
Note: The earlier petition has been vetted, and signatures of both the
English and French versions have been tabled already. No problem
circulating that one around to everyone that hasn't already signed it.
Russell McOrmond, Internet Consultant: <http://www.flora.ca/>
Please help us tell the Canadian Parliament to protect our property
rights as owners of Information Technology. Sign the petition!
"The government, lobbied by legacy copyright holders and hardware
manufacturers, can pry my camcorder, computer, home theatre, or
portable media player from my cold dead hands!"
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