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[d@DCC] Copyright eConsultation: your thoughts?
From: Russell McOrmond <russell _-at-_ flora.ca>
This message is in MIME format. The first part should be readable text, while the remaining parts are likely unreadable without MIME-aware tools. --1473318121-2021885455-1248441886=:23266 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; format=flowed; charset=ISO-8859-7 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8BIT I am assuming that everyone in this forum is aware that the government has launched a public consultation. This consultation uses a website http://copyright.econsultation.ca/ moderated by Nik Nanos. Happening right now is the "Slashdot style" discussion forum that should look familiar from http://www.nikonthenumbers.com/ and from the CRTC Network Neutrality consultations. Comments are anonymous, with people able to use as many pseudonames as they have e-mail accounts, which brings with it a specific flavour of discussion. There are a few break-out topics to have discussions around which were posted on the first day. Copyright and You http://copyright.econsultation.ca/topics-sujets/show-montrer/6 How do Canada¢s copyright laws affect you? How should existing laws be modernized? Test of Time http://copyright.econsultation.ca/topics-sujets/show-montrer/7 Based on Canadian values and interests, how should copyright changes be made in order to withstand the test of time? Innovation and Creativity http://copyright.econsultation.ca/topics-sujets/show-montrer/8 What sorts of copyright changes do you believe would best foster innovation and creativity in Canada? Competition and Investment http://copyright.econsultation.ca/topics-sujets/show-montrer/9 What sorts of copyright changes do you believe would best foster competition and investment in Canada? Digital Economy http://copyright.econsultation.ca/topics-sujets/show-montrer/10 What kinds of changes would best position Canada as a leader in the global, digital economy? More formal submissions can be made via email. My initial submission has been posted to http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/008.nsf/eng/00015.html While I recommend general copyright policy discussions happen on that website in the next two months, I am curious what people feel about the website and process. In 2001 there was many form letters which were submitted. These were grouped by the departments as if they were one submission, not including them in the overall summary paper beyond a quick mention. My guess is that teh Slashdot-style forum is intended to serve this same purpose, with those not able to make formal submissions under their real names included as a vague number of people who participated in a forum that had the above 5 themes. That said, I recommend we tell everyone we know to at least sign up to the website (a statistic not yet published) and rank postings/comments, or add their own comments. Anyone have any other thoughts? Note: I was sent an invitation to a round table. While a few are listed on their "Round Tables / Town Halls" page http://copyright.econsultation.ca/topics-sujets/show-montrer/13 , I don't know if there are more events planned than currently listed. For my own situation I don't know if I'm expected to travel to Toronto or Montreal, or if the "Gatineau" event listed for next Wednesday is the one I was invited to. No details have been sent. I'm finding this a bit frustrating as it is hard to organize with work to attend a round table where so little is being properly discussed. -- Russell McOrmond, Internet Consultant: <http://www.flora.ca/> Please help us tell the Canadian Parliament to protect our property rights as owners of Information Technology. Sign the petition! http://digital-copyright.ca/petition/ict/ http://KillBillC61.ca "The government, lobbied by legacy copyright holders and hardware manufacturers, can pry control over my camcorder, computer, home theatre, or portable media player from my cold dead hands!" --1473318121-2021885455-1248441886=:23266 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Disposition: inline _______________________________________________ Discuss mailing list Discuss@list.digital-copyright.ca http://list.digital-copyright.ca/mailman/listinfo/discuss --1473318121-2021885455-1248441886=:23266--
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