[d at DCC] [OTT-GOSLING] Draft of submission to Industry Committee
russell at flora.ca
Thu Mar 20 15:13:40 EDT 2008
Denver Gingerich wrote:
> Overall, the document looks good to me. I wonder a bit about the
> level of expertise required to fully understand your arguments.
> However, I don't know too much about the members of the INDU (listed
> at http://www.digital-copyright.ca/node/4297 although
> seems more up to date) so perhaps your descriptions are aimed
(Thanks for the note -- will update that page to reflect membership
change to the committee)
The submissions are limited to 5 pages in length. Given this I
thought it would be best to offer a wide range of policy ideas, and rely
on references and the submissions by other people to clarify the details.
The details are understood to be missing, and it is expected that
many of the concepts I'm trying to introduce will be new to some of the
Much of the concept of "commons-based peer production" is left to
Benkler's book. I know of at least one member who has a copy, since I
gave him one http://www.digital-copyright.ca/node/4336 . I have two
copies here at home ready to be given to any member of parliament that
is willing to accept one.
The same is true of the end-to-end design principle where I reference
a Wikipedia article, but didn't take the space to really clarify the
concept in the submission.
My submission isn't worth much if it is not one of many that comes
from our community. Some people can focus on end-to-end design stuff
(net neutrality, etc, etc), others on "DRM", others on Open Access,
others on Civic Access, others on "Educational use of the Internet", etc.
And we want to encourage people to be willing to be witnesses in
front of the committee as well. I've done it before in 2004
http://www.digital-copyright.ca/node/335 , and I would be excited to be
called as a witness again. It is a great experience that I hope many
people will accept.
> Thanks for notifying us about the study. I wrote a memo to my MP
> (Andrew Telegdi) about the dangers of anti-circumvention laws, which
> will be passed on to the Liberal caucus after being revised with help
> from someone in his riding office. If I have the time, I will revise
> it further for submission to the INDU.
Please do consider massaging it into a submission. You may also want
to post on our BLOG any submissions you make, attached to your riding so
that others in your riding will know what has been said/written to the MP.
So far in the riding of Kitchener - Waterloo
http://www.digital-copyright.ca/edid/35039 there are 3 articles which
include a note that "someone" met with the MP, and then lists of who the
candidates were in 2006 and 2004.
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