[d at DCC] Industry Minister Tony Clement gets it???
russell at flora.ca
Sun Nov 1 08:41:59 EST 2009
This is going to be interesting -- a Minister that actually understands
what is going on? Did I read that right?
If the Conservatives come up with valid copyright policy, and the
Liberals don't follow suit, it will make for a very interesting election
next time for new-economy folks as the NDP pull from the Liberals from the
left and the Conservatives from the right.
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Michael Geist's Blog
Clement on the State of Canadian Copyright Law
Posted: 31 Oct 2009 02:40 AM PDT
The Hill Times runs a special section on copyright in its upcoming issue.
I've contributed a piece on the lessons we can draw from the copyright
consultation that I'll post shortly, but in the meantime there is an
important interview with Industry Minister Tony Clement. Of particular note
is his perspective on the current state of copyright law in Canada.
Notwithstanding the persistent fear mongering, Clement gets it absolutely
"Canada and its international trading partners each have distinct copyright
policies, laws and approaches for addressing the challenges and
opportunities of the internet. Canada's current framework provides strong
intellectual property protections and our copyright laws apply in the
digital context, including on the internet. Moreover, Canada's regime for
the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights is fully
consistent with its international obligations."
This statement is correct and should be repeated again and again,
particularly when the U.S. ambassador to Canada and copyright lobby groups
try to persuade the Canadian public otherwise.
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 control over my camcorder, computer,
home theatre, or portable media player from my cold dead hands!"
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