PMO Issues The Order: Canadian DMCA Bill Within Six Weeks

Michael Geist, Weblog, May 05, 2010
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I guess we all knew this was coming, because government does not serve the people, but as Clarence Fisher says, "this is an utter disaster." As Micheal Geist writes, the pressure from the United States for DMCA style law was the deciding factor (thanks guys). "With mounting pressure from the U.S. - there have repeated meetings with senior U.S. officials in recent weeks - the PMO sided squarely with Moore's vision of a U.S.-style copyright law." Anyhow, I'm very disappointed, not the least bit surprised, and more than ever sceptical that representative democracy can work at all in a world where influence is bought and sold.
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