Digital Security Coalition Issues Open Letter Calling for Balanced Copyright

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Ottawa, ON – June 22, 2006 – The Digital Security Coalition, an alliance of Canada’s leading technology security companies, has released a joint open letter addressed to Bev Oda, Minister of Canadian Heritage, and Maxime Bernier, Industry Minister, calling on the Canadian government to adopt balanced copyright policies and to reject calls for extreme copyright laws. The open letter was released in response to ongoing lobbying efforts to convince the Canadian government to adopt extreme copyright laws that would make it illegal to circumvent technological measures protecting content, such as software, without the consent of the content copyright owner.

Canadian Federation of Students: Open Letter to Ministers Oda and Bernier

The Canadian Federation of Students have made public their letter to Ministers Oda and Bernier about copyright.

It discusses a number of key areas:

  1. Legal Protection for Technological Protection Measures (TPMs) and Digital Rights Management (DRM)
  2. Internet Service Provider (ISP) Liability – “notice and takedown” vs. “notice and notice”:
  3. Fair Dealing
  4. Digital Interlibrary Loan and Distance Learning
  5. Statutory Damages

Music coalition a wake-up call on copyright law – NDP

NDP Heritage Critic Charlie Angus (Timmins-James Bay) says the emergence of the star-studded Canadian Music Creators Coalition (CMCC) is a welcome addition to the long simmering war over copyright legislation. The Coalition is in Ottawa to meet with Industry Minister Maxime Bernier and Heritage Minister Bev Oda.

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CMCC Comes to Ottawa

Micheal Geist writes:

The Canadian Press is reporting that several musicians from the Canadian Music Creators Coalition, including Steven Page, Andrew Cash, and Brendan Canning, are in Ottawa today meeting with senior government officials.  The report says the musicians met with Industry Minister Maxime Bernier and Canadian Heritage Minister Bev Oda and were also to meet with NDP Heritage Critic Charlie Angus, Bloc Quebecois Heritage Critic Maka Kotto and Liberal Heritage Critic Mauril Belanger.

Conservative Cabinet sworn in


The Right Honourable Stephen Joseph Harper (Calgary Southwest)
Prime Minister of Canada

The Honourable Maxime Bernier (Beauce)
Minister of Industry

The Honourable Beverley J. Oda (Durham)
Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women

The Honourable David Emerson (Vancouver Kingsway)
Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Pacific Gateway and the Vancouver-Whistler Olympics

The Honourable John Baird (Ottawa West--Nepean)
President of the Treasury Board

The Honourable Peter Gordon MacKay (Central Nova)
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Election 2006: Beauce

Election 2006: Please add comments to discuss riding specific activities, links to candidate information, etc.

Incumbent information

Beauce / Beauce
MP: Hon. Claude Drouin (Parliamentary Internet)
Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister with special emphasis on Rural Communities

Election 2004: Beauce

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