Friday, April 07, 2006

Canadian copyright bill

Canadian copyright bill
p2pNet, publication date: 06 April 2006
"Tom Flanagan, past manager of the National Campaign of the Conservative Party of Canada, co-authored articles that have discussed how he sees file sharing as an asset, not a problem. This article concluded by saying:

'Canada signed the 1997 World Intellectual Property Organization Internet Treaties, but we have not yet ratified them by enacting their provisions into our domestic law. There is still time to draw back from a step that would create a new class of lawbreakers and impose censorship on the Internet, without doing anything to foster genuine cultural vitality.'

We need both a citizen and parliamentary debate on what will be the priorities in copyright revision."

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