Mississauga--Brampton South

Can't afford the Copyright Cartel's big banquet? Join Online Rights Canada for a Balanced Meal instead!

Public interest group Online Rights Canada is hosting a Balanced Meal event to coincide with the big-money/big-copyright/big-media lobbiests event for Sam Bulte.

If politicians take tens of thousands of dollars from the industries they regulate, are independent artists, educators, librarians and the general public really going to get a fair shake? So come out on Thursday, have a bite to eat, and find out how regular Canadians can get a seat at the copyright reform table.

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Toronto area Election Debate: Poverty at Home and Abroad

Celebrated author and UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa Stephen Lewis, journalists Linda McQuaig and John Stackhouse, and anti-poverty activist Josephine Grey will query party representatives on their plans to Make Poverty History through policies of foreign aid, trade, debt and child poverty in Canada. Please read earlier articles about the connection between PCT and poverty issues.

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)
Samuel Hall Currelly Gallery
100 Queens Park
Queens Park Entrance
January 12, 2006
6:45 PM
Free, seats will be distributed on a first come
first served basis.

To reserve tickets contact info at cciorg.ca or call 416.967.1611 ext 221.

Election 2006: Mississauga--Brampton South

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

Incumbent information

Mississauga–Brampton South / Mississaug–Brampton-Sud
MP: Navdeep Bains (Parliamentary Internet)

CIPPIC replies: Mississauga--Brampton South Green Party candidate

Received from Paul Simas:

Music File-sharing:

;:Ans: Not illegal, but regulated.

Technological Protection of Copyrighted Materials:

;:Ans: My position is that regulation is the key. Copyrighted material can be protected but the public should have the right to produce back-ups for personal enjoyment.

Educational Use of Internet Materials: Do you support an amendment to the Copyright Act to allow for the use of freely available materials on the Internet by participants in an educational program?

;:Ans: Yes.

ISP Liability for copyright infringement:

;:Ans: Regulation. The role of ISP's is not to be an Internet police. Liability should reside with webmasters who post copyrighted materials. Legislation could require index.htm pages to include verifiable contact details on any canadian webmaster. When transmitting files, An ISP could add a disclaimer. "the ISP assumes no responsibility for files transmitted over the Internet. Any copyright infringement and/or consequences rests with the transmitter"

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