[d at DCC] opportunity - Bono calls for internet controls
russell at flora.ca
Tue Jan 5 13:36:48 EST 2010
On Sun, 3 Jan 2010, Wallace J.McLean wrote:
> Somehow, I knew it would involve the d-word, because that's the word
> that came to my mind as soon as I saw the name Bono, let alone the
> headline, let alone the body of the story.
Here is the problem. While there are many people in the general public
who don't take folks like Bono seriously, I don't know if this is the same
for the political folks. They seem to really be into 'famous' people, and
Bono is quite famous. His participation at a previous Liberal convention
is just one example. More MPs than we would want tend to think of
copyright policy in terms of the star system and the most famous peole in
the entertainment industry, even though that represents a relatively
insignificant part of what copyright regulates.
How do we protect ourselves from this type of problem?
Reminder to anyone reading this (and please pass onward):
Parliamentarians are not in parliament until March, but that doesn't
mean they are on vacation -- it means they are in the ridings. Please
take this opportunity to set up a meeting with your MP. The Industry
Minister has already indicated that Privacy and Copyright (And not just
the fact that more "copyright" has tended to mean less privacy) are his
priorities for 2010. Lets ensure that every MP knows that Canadians care
about this -- don't assume that they were even aware that there was a
consultation last summer (that was already ignored by the government in
the ACTA negotiations).
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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