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Member of Parliament for Niagara Falls / Niagara Falls (Via Parl.gc.ca)
The list of candidates supporting the Copyright Pledge has been updated on Monday the 6'th.
If your candidates aren't on this list, then ask them if they would take the pledge.
Addition: Hijal De Sarkar (NDP, Ottawa South)
It is now 17:00 and the debate is complete. (Hansard transcript now available) A total of 10 people spoke, including the Justice Minister (Hon. Rob Nicholson), and the Justice critics for the Liberals (Hon. Marlene Jennings), Bloc (Réal Ménard) and NDP (Joe Comartin).
Michael Geist's weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star, MG's website) uses documents obtained under the Access to Information Act to provide a behind the scenes look at Canada's new movie piracy bill. The documents reveal that the bill is based largely on draft legislation directly provided by the industry and that the Minister of Canadian Heritage was advised by department officials that there was little evidence that the proposal would prove more effective than current Canadian law.
A National Post article by Janice Tibbetts suggests that at least the Justice Minister Rob Nicholson understands that the Canadian Copyright act is already very strong.
I wonder if he also knows that the Canadian Copyright act already gives copyright holders the tools to sue for unauthorized "sharing" of music, movies, and other copyright works via P2P? Maybe the FUD spread by the recording industry and the past Heritage ministers will be reduced?
Michael Geist and Howard Knopf are also quoted in the article.
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