About That Copyright Bill...
Originally posted on Half an Hour, August 10, 2008.
Here I am raising the issue of Bill C-61, the "Canadian DMCA", with our local MP, Brian Murphy. The issue was just barely on his radar, which means people need to speak out.
If enacted, the Canadian DMCA will leave Canada with one of the most restrictive copyright laws for the digital environment in the world. Far from providing assistance to the digital marketplace, this law will have a stifling effect on creativity, innovation, consumer rights, and free speech in Canada. Follow the link and take action against Bill C61.
Read up on it for yourself. More links: Online Rights Canada, CIPPIC, Canadian Music Creators Coalition, Excess Copyright, Jeremy deBeer, Copyright Watch, Fair Copyright, CCER, Copyright for Canadians, Digital-Copyright.ca, Appropriation Art.
And speak to your local MP today.
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