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[d@DCC] Re: human rights issues of intellectual property
From: Darryl Moore <darryl _-at-_ mfe.ca>
Thank you Mr. Patrick, Unfortunately this issue has been on the forefront for almost 10 years now, and the CCLA has yet to produce an opinion. If you don't do so soon, any opinion you do provide will be moot as the time for action will have passed. regards, Darryl Moore Aurora ON CCLA wrote: > Dear Mr. Moore, > > Thank you for your comments and providing links to other websites. I > will keep your comments in mind as CCLA continues to research the civil > liberties implications of intellectual property issues. > > Sincerely, > > Jeremy Patrick > Policy Analyst > Canadian Civil Liberties Association > 394 Bloor St. W, Suite 200 > Toronto, ON M5S 1X4 > Phone: (416) 363-0321 > Fax: (416) 861-1291 > Website: http://www.ccla.org > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Darryl Moore" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > To: <email@example.com> > Cc: "General Discussion" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Sent: Monday, June 27, 2005 4:21 PM > Subject: human rights issues of intellectual property > > >> >> >> I am greatly disappointed to see that the CCLA does not appear to have >> any opinion on International copyright reform. >> >> This is very much a human rights issue which is being lost by core >> human rights groups such as yourselves. >> >> Large multinational corporations are calling for stronger intellectual >> property (IP) laws around the world to protect and/or extend their >> rights. >> >> What is missed by people such as yourselves is that for every IP right >> which is extended or protected by draconian means, a real property >> right or freedom of expression is being lost by all of society. >> >> These new laws have been used to limit free speech, restrict >> competition, and extort huge sums of money from the population. >> >> In Canada today we have Bill C-60 which will extend copyrights and >> limit access under fair dealing provisions. Though not as bad as some >> (like the US DMCA) it is a big step in the WRONG direction, and will >> be followed by much worse legislation. >> >> I would very much like to see a strong statement by the CCLA on this >> issue. >> >> If you would like more information on how Intellectual Property laws >> can violate human rights I suggest the following websites. >> >> http://www.twnside.org.sg/title/odds.htm >> http://www.eumap.org/journal/features/2004/infohr1/infohr/ipandhr >> http://rocknerd.org/article.pl?sid=04/03/05/1410229&mode=thread&tid=20 >> http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue8_11/may/ >> >> http://www.google.ca/search?hs=YEz&hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&biw=1011&q=%22human+rights%22+%22digital+rights+management%22&btnG=Search&meta= >> >> >> ...among others >> >> Regards, >> Darryl Moore >> Aurora ON >> >> > > > _______________________________________________ Discuss mailing list Discuss@list.digital-copyright.ca http://list.digital-copyright.ca/mailman/listinfo/discuss
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