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[d@DCC] Online Rights Canada letter..
From: Russell McOrmond <russell _-at-_ flora.ca>
Please pass this onward! There are now 2 form letters you can send to your MP, as well as the paper Petition for Users' Rights. http://www.digital-copyright.ca/node/2360 -------- Original Message -------- Subject: Your ORC alert was sent! Date: Mon, 8 May 2006 14:03:18 -0400 From: OnlineRights.ca Thanks for taking action, Russell! Your letter was emailed to <McGuinty.D@parl.gc.ca> and a copy of it is at the end of this message. You can keep it for your records, but you might also consider sending a paper copy to your MP (physical letters are harder to ignore than email!). If you use the address below, you don't even have to pay postage. Your voice matters, and we appreciate your support. Best, Online Rights Canada http://www.OnlineRights.ca PS - Don't forget to tell your friends, family and co-workers about this important issue. They can take action here: http://www.OnlineRights.ca/get_active/copyright_reform_action/ -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- May 8, 2006 Mr. David McGuinty House of Commons Parliament Buildings Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 Dear Sir, I am a constituent who cares about Canada's cultural policy, and I am writing in regard to legislative proposals for "copyright reform." During the last Parliament, Bill C-60 provided some very sensible approaches to this complicated topic, but it also left room for improvement. As you consider the issue of copyright reform, I hope that you will work to ensure that any new legislation is not a regression from the sensible policies set out in Bill C-60. In particular, I do not believe that "digital rights management" (DRM) technologies should stop the public from making lawful uses of their legitimately acquired media. Publishers using DRM push aside the delicate balance between copyright and the rights of the public - a balance set according to an assessment of the public interest by legislators - and replace it with one-sided rules that reflect publishers' private interests. Even artists disagree with publishers' anti-consumer use of DRM, as evidenced by the recently formed Canadian Music Creators Coalition. Therefore, as in Bill C-60, new copyright reform legislation should not make it illegal to circumvent DRM for lawful purposes. I am also concerned that the use of DRM can threaten computer security and consumer privacy, as in the recent Sony-BMG "Rootkit" fiasco. When content companies routinely use technological measures to control how people enjoy entertainment in the privacy of their own homes, I think we need protection *from* DRM more than we need protection *for* it. These concerns are shared by a substantial and growing number of informed Canadian citizens. I hope that you will take them into account when considering any changes to Canadian copyright law. Thanks very much for your time. Sincerely, Russell McOrmond 305 Southcrest Private Ottawa, ON K1V 2B7 Canada -- Russell McOrmond, Internet Consultant: <http://www.flora.ca/> 2415+ Canadians oppose Bill C-60 which protects antiquated Recording, Movie and "software manufacturing" industries from modernization. Send a letter to your Canadian MP! --> http://digital-copyright.ca/ _______________________________________________ Discuss mailing list Discuss@list.digital-copyright.ca http://list.digital-copyright.ca/mailman/listinfo/discuss
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