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March 7, 2012

Digital Copyright Canada
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Digital Copyright Canada
» Delays in summary posting: Super (copyright) Tuesday.

Apologies that my post on todays meeting will be late. After committee this morning I met with Kennedy Stewart (NDP MP from Burnaby—Douglas) to discuss Bill C-11 and petitions, then a regular work day.

I then headed to Carleton University to a meeting with technology students, professors, Liberal MP Hon. Geoff Regan (Halifax West, on the C-11 committee), Liberal Senator Hon. Wilfred P. Moore, CIPPIC staff lawyer Tamir Israel and myself.

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May 12, 2011

Digital Copyright Canada
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Digital Copyright Canada
» Rookie MP Kennedy Stewart - SFU rock musician

Rookie MP for Burnaby - Douglas Kennedy Stewart is said to be a Simon Fraser University public-policy professor, as well as a former rock 'n' roll musician.

I don't yet know Mr. Stewart, but it would be interesting to have someone with a background in both public policy and music involved in future Copyright debates. He may be able to move away from the pure emotional demands towards an evidence-based public policy goal. There is often a disconnect in Copyright between problems that are identified and proposed solutions which often make the problem worse (TPMs, misapplied compulsory licenses, "stronger" rather than better copyright).

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November 3, 2010

Digital Copyright Canada
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Digital Copyright Canada
» It has begun

The so-called "Copyright Modernization Act" was debated in the House of Commons yesterday. The debate started at about 10:20, broke for Statements by Members and Question period (14:00-15:05), and resumed until 5:30.

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October 15, 2008

Digital Copyright Canada
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Digital Copyright Canada
» The New Copyright MPs

Michael Geist reports that, "coming out of last night's election, 34 candidates who supported the copyright pledge during the campaign were elected - 11 Liberals and 23 New Democrats".

» Election 2008: Past members of Heritage committee


  • Gary Schellenberger (Perth—Wellington, Conservative, Chair) re-elected
  • Maria Mourani (Ahuntsic, Bloc, co-chair) re-elected
  • Andy Scott (Liberal, co-chair) did not run
  • Jim Abbott (Kootenay—Columbia, Conservative) re-elected
  • Michael D. Chong (Wellington—Halton Hills, Conservative) re-elected
  • Dean Del Mastro (Peterborough, Conservative) re-elected
  • Denis Coderre (Bourassa, Liberal) re-elected
  • Ed Fast (Abbotsford, Consrvative) re-elected
  • Hedy Fry (Vancouver Centre, Liberal) re-elected
  • Luc Malo (Verchères—Les Patriotes, Bloc) re-elected
  • Bill Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas, NDP) re-elected
  • Francis Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis, Liberal) re-elected

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October 6, 2008

Digital Copyright Canada
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Digital Copyright Canada
» 50 More Candidates Support Copyright Pledge as Liberals Show Support

The list of candidates supporting the Copyright Pledge has been updated on Monday the 6'th.

If your candidates aren't on this list, then ask them if they would take the pledge.

Addition: Hijal De Sarkar (NDP, Ottawa South)

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July 28, 2008

Digital Copyright Canada
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Digital Copyright Canada
» This Week in Vancouver, issue 1 from the Vancouver Fair Copyright group

There is now a first issue of This Week in Vancouver, intended to be the weekly newsletter of Vancouver Fair Copyright. It includes a link to their MP Meetings which describes what meetings have already happened.

July 16, 2008

Digital Copyright Canada
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Digital Copyright Canada
» Canada’s Copyright party is … the NDP?

In many of the comments about Bill C-61 on BLOGS all across Canada you can hear people saying that all the parties are the same, and that we need a Canadian Pirate Party. The Pirate Party (Swedish: Piratpartiet) is a political party in Sweden that focus on one issue: reforming of so-called "Intellectual Property" laws such as patent, copyright, trademark and other related laws (also called PCT) to better integrate with a modern technological and participatory society.

There is, however, something exciting happening in one party that warrants a closer look for those who think fair copyright reform is important, and that is the NDP.

Read full article on p2pnet >>

See also: Copyright in Canada by Jon Newton which hilights a number of related articles.

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July 15, 2008

Digital Copyright Canada
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Digital Copyright Canada
» Burnaby-Douglas MP Bill Siksay on Bill C-61

Burnaby-Douglas Link is a monthly publication produced by Hon. MP Bill Siksay's office and is sent to every household in the Burnaby-Douglas riding. On the front cover of Burnaby-Douglas Link's July 2008 issue (png image), MP Siksay discusses in length the negative impacts that Bill C-61 will bring upon Canadians and describes his position on the said bill. The following is a text copy.

Dear Friends,

As I write, Parliament has just recessed for the summer.

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June 30, 2008

Digital Copyright Canada
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Digital Copyright Canada
» Bill Siksay on Copyright Laws



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May 29, 2008

Digital Copyright Canada
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Digital Copyright Canada
» C-552: An Act to amend the Telecommunications Act (Internet Neutrality)

Charlie Angus has tabled Private Members Bill C-522. The following is the excerpt from Hansard where Mr. Angus tabled the bill.

Mr. Charlie Angus (Timmins—James Bay, NDP)

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-552, An Act to amend the Telecommunications Act (Internet Neutrality).

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