CBC The Docket on copyright airs on Thursday Feb. 27th on Newsworld, at 730 pm ET. It is re-broadcast on Sunday March 2nd at 330 pm ET.
Along with host Lisa Taylor, 3 guests debate the ideas presented in the documentary.
(Note: I first posted this before seeing the edited version of the show. Through the magic of editing, a much more ballanced debate is shown than happened during taping).
- David Basskin (Toronto) from the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency, and the Canadian Private Copying Collective believes that Canada is falling behind the protectionist measures promoted by the USA (via WIPO treaties). As a lobbyist for the intermediaries, he was able to articulate his perspective well. More information on the CPCC can be found via the Canadian Coalition for Fair Digital Access (CCFDA).
- Russell McOrmond (Ottawa) wants to change copyright laws to be on the right side of people. He believes that the intermediaries (recording and motion picture industry, royalty collectives, and related special interests) already have far too much power over creators and citizens. He feels it needs to be the delicate balance between the interests of creators and citizens that copyright should serve, not the interests of intermediaries. For a recent article about the CPCC and the CCFDA please read "Content industries on slippery slope with demand for blank media levy".
- Allison Outhit (in Halifax with Lisa) was barely able to get a word into the debate as David dominated the discussion. To get an idea of her views I recommend searching on-line to find articles such as letters she has written to the Canadian Heritage Minister.