Hamilton Centre

Did you get any useful replies on Copyright from a Conservative MP?

I recently forwarded a message about Hamilton home-town hero Bob Young speaking out on Copyright to the Hamilton area MPs. I sent 4 letters, and received 1 reply from the 3 NDP MPs suggesting they had forwarded the letter to Charlie Angus, the NDP Spokesperson on Digital Issues.

From a staffer in Conservative MP David Sweet's office I received the common message that he can't comment on a bill that hasn't been tabled yet.

Bob Young on ITBusiness "Podcast".

ITBusiness.ca's Podcasts page includes:

Bob Young's second act (MP3 file)

The man who launched Red Hat brings his publishing-on-demand business to Canada and tells us why everybody's violating each other's patents.

Earlier this week they featured Mr. Young in Bob Young returns to his Canadian roots.

q&a The Red Hat founder launches a local version of Lulu.com while discussing content management, copyright and the Microsoft-Novell deal. Plus: The Tiger-Cats connection

Patent reform panel visits Hamilton Linux Users Group (HLUG)

A Newsforge article by Crystle Numan discusses the panel in Hamilton on February 1.

The evening ended with a call to everyone who cares about free and open source software to speak to their local politicians and share their views on patents and copyrights. By sharing the practical reasons to support patent and software reform, friends also could be convinced to talk with their politicians. As Young said more than once during the evening, "Votes trump money."

HLUG Special Event February 1st with Peter Salus

This Groklaw article discusses a meeting in Hamilton:

Peter Salus, Bob Young, owner of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Lulu.com digital publishing, founder of The Center for the Public Domain, and co-founder of Red Hat Software, and EFF's Policy Coordinator, Americas, Ren Bucholz will be the guests at the Hamilton Linux User Group on February 1st. The topic of the panel discussion will be Linux v. SCO and the relevant freedom issues and legalities.

See also: Hamilton Linux Users Group

Election 2006: Hamilton Centre

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

Incumbent information


Hamilton Centre / Hamilton-Centre
MP: David Christopherson (Parliamentary Internet)

CIPPIC replies: Hamilton Centre Liberal party candidate

;:Please find attached the Liberal Response to the CIPPIC Questionnaire.

;:If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Stan Keyes Campaign.

;:Regards,

;:Craig Dowhaniuk,
;:Campaign Manager for Stan Keyes
;:(905) 572-STAN

Attached was a copy of the [Liberal party response | http://www.digital-copyright.ca/node/view/352].

CIPPIC replies: Hamilton Centre Green Party candidate

Received from Anne Marie Pavlov:

;:Excellent questions! Thanks for making me think...

Music File-sharing: What is your position on the issue of file-sharing in Canada--should it be illegal?

;:The Green Party believes heartily in moving with technology and using it in a powerful way to make the world a better place. Needless to say, sharing files leans in the direction of a paperless economy, and we love that. It also allows the maximum number of users to see/use the files with the least amount of wasted resources.

Technological Protection of Copyrighted Materials: What is your position on using legislation to prohibit circumvention of TPMs?

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