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    Don't Allow Your Voice To Be Silenced In The Copyright Debate‏





    In the summer of 2009 the Government of Canada held public consultations on copyright and Canadians engaged in these consultations at unprecedented levels demanding a balance between consumer rights and creator rights. According to Michael Geist, recent developments indicate that these extensive consultations were “little more than theatre”. A very disheartening development indeed.


    Indications are that the PMO has had to step in and make a decision on the direction of copyright reform in Canada because the Minister of Canadian Heritage, James Moore and the Minister of Industry, Tony Clement could not come to a consensus. A consensus should have been an achievable outcome given the input gathered during the consultation process. It is further reported that the PMO has instead given the green light on moving forward with anti-consumer copyright legislation within the next 5 weeks, a Canadian DMCA.


    Your MP needs to know where you stand on the issue regardless of your views and even if you have already told them before. A physical letter or email message to your MP, the Prime Minister, James Moore, Tony Clement and Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff is what is needed right now. Also remember to join the Facebook group and the Facebook page and be sure to ask others do the same.


    The Canadian Coalition for Electronic Rights has updated its online letter writing wizard in light of recent developments in the Canadian copyright reform front. This update is intended to address the Government’s seeming willingness to ignore the voices of thousands of Canadians and proceed with the introduction of anti-consumer copyright reform legislation. Legislation that goes in a polar opposite direction of what Canadians demanded during the consultation process.



    Pendant l'été 2009, le gouvernement du Canada a tenu des consultation publique sur les droits d'auteurs et les Canadiens se sont engagés dans cette consultation à un niveau sans précédant afin de demander qu'il y ait une certaine balance entre le droit des consommateurs et le droit des créateurs. Selon Michael Geist, les récents développement indiquent que ces consultation n'étaient qu'un écran de fumé. Ce qui est plus que décourageant.


    Les nouvelles informations démontrent que le bureau du Premier Ministre a eu a trancher quand à la direction que prendrait la réforme des droits d'auteurs, puisque le Ministre de l'Héritage, James Moore, et le Ministre de l'Industrie, Tony Clement, ne sont pas arrivés à un concensus. Pourtant, un concensus aurait dû etre atteignable étant donné qu'une quantité importante de Canadiens ont exprimés leur voix sur le sujet. De plus, il a été reporté que le bureau du Premier Ministre a donné le feu vert pour aller de l'avant avec une legislation anti-consommateur au cours des 5 prochaines semaines; soit carrément une version Canadienne du DMCA Américains.


    Votre député fédéral a besoins de savoir votre point de vu sur la question, même si vous vous êtes déjà exprimé sur le sujet. Vous devez envoyer une lettre papier ou un courriel à votre député, le Premier Ministre, James Moore, Tony Clement, et au chef libéral Michael Ignatieff, pour être entendu.


    La coalition canadienne des droits numériques (CCER) a mis à jour son outil web afin de vous permettre d'envoyer un message numérique. La mise à jour vous permet de vous faire entendre par le gouvernement à propros du fait que le Gouvernement semble vouloir complètement ignorer la voix de plusieurs milliers de Canadiens, et qu'ils semble vouloir faire la réforme des lois sur le droits d'auteurs en abolissant les droits des consommateurs. Soit une réforme complètement à l'opposé à ce que la vaste majorité des Canadiens ont demandés pendant les consultations publiques.

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    As a US citizen I can say I wish I had the opportunity to stop many of the unfair copyright laws we are now subject to. For me it's essentially too late. I wish any Canadians the best of luck with this and hope any reading this take modderman's initiative to post this and support it seriously while you can still do something about it. Show the US govt how leaders who work for the people and not the corporations should respond when big business is looking out for it's interests by taking freedom from the people. Keep the lobbyists from earning their bonuses, and tell 'em where to shove it. I'm routing for you Canada.
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    Je m'apelle Le Roche. Je vous drais un cafe si vous plait. (Sorry MM. That's all I remember from french class. I'm in the U.S. which is as tied up copyright-wise as it sounds like you guys will be without intervention.) Didn't care to much for Paris, but the wine was good, lol.

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    Well with the power of numbers and simply knowing how to use google, I would say copyrighters have had quite a tough opponent as of late. Industry leading names like Blockbuster are being overtaken by online suppliers of both renown and shadows, and the all-too-easy file sharing method is a fine an example of traditional producers greatest enemy.
    So if our voices are to be silenced, well the Corporate pigs are going to have a fight; and its a fight they want, then its a fight they'll get.
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