Timmins--James Bay

NDP Critic Breaks Ranks from Heritage Committee on Copyright

From CIPPIC News:

In an article in the Timmins Daily Press (PDF readers), Charlie Angus, NDP Member of Parliament for Timmins-James Bay and frontman for the Juno award-winning roots/country group, the Grievous Angels, breaks ranks with the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage on proposals to revise the Copyright Act. Angus is quoted as saying that "What's being proposed could have some very profound implications," and could potentially herald the end of the Internet as a digital intellectual commons.

NDP Heritage Critic and Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus has given the feds a royal tongue lashing

This article in the Northern News (Kirkland Lake) includes:

Digital Angus

As per usual, NDP Heritage Critic and Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus has given the feds a royal tongue lashing.

Angus was in Toronto recently for Canadian Music Week where he spoke on a panel called “Canada Saves the World”.

He chastised the government for looking at copyright legislation that could be detrimental to the digital revolution.

Letter: Parliament must protect citizens rights in the information age!

Michael Geist's article suggested we contact MPs about Digital Rights Management (DRM, also called "copy protection", or "technological measures that are used by authors in connection with the exercise of their rights"). My letter copied to the Industry and Heritage ministers and critics was copied to the Discuss forum.

First meeting with Charlie Angus (NDP critic for Heritage)

On Monday January 24 I met with Charlie Angus, NDP Shadow Cabinet member for Agriculture and Canadian Heritage.

I came with a gift bag:

Letter to NDP critics: Keep eye on the future during Bush visit

I wrote a letter to key NDP issue critics discussing the importance of policy around patents and copyright.

Canada is at a crossroads: It could join the "coalition
of the billing" which are those countries that bow to US pressure to
outsource their cultural and economic policy to foreign special economic
interest groups. Alternatively, Canada can adopt a modern way of looking
at development in the knowledge economy and become a world leader.

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