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[d@DCC] Two different views on the debate around C-60....
From: Russell McOrmond <russell _-at-_ flora.ca>
The politics of Bill C-60 is going to be interesting, with many of the groups believing that the public is behind them. Take the following opposing viewpoints as an example: DECIMA ICT UPDATE wrote: > *Vol. 3, Issue #33* > *August 22, 2005* > A Free News Briefing Service on the Canadian ICT Industry ... > If you've just been sent this > newsletter by a colleague, sign up here > <http://www.decima.com/publishing/members/ict-tools%2Easp?tool=subscribe> ... > "I think they’re going to feel emboldened that society is onboard with > this, and that the opponents of C-60 belong to a shrill, increasingly > marginalized group of academics, activists and teenagers who want their > books, music, television, and films for free." > > *Graham Henderson*, president of the Canadian Recording Industry > Association (CRIA), confident that Parliament will come down on the side > of copyright holders as it weighs Bill C-60, which will overhaul the > Copyright Act. I returned late last night from Winnipeg. I spent a week actively communicating with a cross-section of people from the Free/Libre and Open Source Software community ( plug.ca ) as well as many movers-and-shakers in the arts community ( spoken word artists, huge numbers of musicians, people from the Winnipeg arts council, etc). A quote that I could easily have made about the participants in the FreeCultre.ca conference in Winnipeg would be as follows: "I think they're going to feel emboldened that the informed part of society is strongly opposed to this policy, and that the proponents of C-60 belong to a shrill, increasingly marginalized group of old-economy economic monopolists and special interest lawyers who, unable to compete with modern methods of production, distribution and funding, are trying to use radical changes to the law to eradicate competition as well as the rights of creators and their audiences." Russell McOrmond, self-employed software developer, consultant and ISP focused on open collaborative methods of production, distribution and funding of creativity and innovation. Russell McOrmond was a keynote speaker at OpenCity 2005, a festival of participatory culture, http://freeculture.ca Those who are part of the informed public of creators and audiences only need to help educate everyone else, as once people are adequately informed about what C-60 is really about they join us in our strong opposition to C-60. We are not people who don't want creators to get paid as falsely claimed by the monopolist intermediaries, but are largely creators and audiences who are opposed to C-60 *because* we believe that creative Canadians should be paid fairly. We believe that in order to allow creators to make a fair living that they and their audiences should have a legally protected right to "skip the intermediaries" who have been expropriating most of the money in the past methods of production, distribution and funding of creativity. -- Russell McOrmond, Internet Consultant: <http://www.flora.ca/> 2066+ Canadians oppose Bill C-60 which protects antiquated Recording, Motion Picture and "software manufacturing" industries from change... http://KillBillC60.ca Sign--> http://digital-copyright.ca/petition/ _______________________________________________ Discuss mailing list Discuss@list.digital-copyright.ca http://list.digital-copyright.ca/mailman/listinfo/discuss
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