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Re: [d@DCC] Copyright eConsultation: your thoughts?

From: Andy Kaplan-Myrth <andy _-at-_ kaplan-myrth.ca>
To: "General Copyright Discussions \(questions, organizing, etc\)" <discuss (at) list.digital-copyright.ca>
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 10:12:45 -0400
References: <alpine.LFD.2.00.0907240906250.23266@calcutta.flora.ca>

Russell McOrmond wrote:
> 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.

I'm personally disappointed in the format of the online consultation 
so far. Discussion forums allow people to have a say, which is 
necessary but not sufficient for policy consultation. In fact, it's 
very far from being sufficient. Maybe it was all we had available for 
discussion forums a few years ago, but Uservoice (or the similar but 
FLOSS IdeaTorrent) took us beyond that format to something much more 
consultative and productive.

However, the discussion forum serves a purpose, and I'm glad they're 
at least doing that.

My 2c.


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Andy Kaplan-Myrth, M.A., LL.B.
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