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

From: Darryl Moore <darryl _-at-_ moores.ca>
To: "General Copyright Discussions (questions, organizing, etc)" <discuss (at) list.digital-copyright.ca>
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 10:32:16 -0400
References: <alpine.LFD.2.00.0907240906250.23266@calcutta.flora.ca> <4A69C15D.1020706@kaplan-myrth.ca>

On Fri, 2009-07-24 at 10:12 -0400, Andy Kaplan-Myrth wrote:

> 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.
> 

IdeaTorrent is an excellent tool for soliciting ideas. The problem is
that to work it needs constant moderation.

For the government to use this they'd have to give someone the task of
maintaining it on a regular basis. They wouldn't simply be able to
ignore the whole thing, which would of course, defeat the whole purpose.

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