CIPPIC replies: Vegreville--Wainwright Green Party candidate

Received from Jim Kenney:

Music File-sharing:

;: I really don't know: many new and small music groups are discovering that file-sharing is expanding the sale of their music around the world. Established artists seem to be losers with file-sharing. Considering that copyright for music did not exist 105 years ago and that musicians did well before, it has become a very complicate ethical, social and practical issue, and I don't believe I know enough, even after hearing many hours of discussion, what is best.

Technological Protection of Copyrighted Materials:

;:I don't know enough at this time to exercise judgement, though my gut instinct would be to prohibit circumvention, with some reservations.

Educational Use of Internet Materials:

;:I must have been misinformed, I thought this
right already existed within specified and fair limitations.

ISP Liability for copyright infringement:

;:When they receive complaints about copyright abuse, I believe they have a responsibility to inform the abuser that he or she is risking losing the privilege of internet access.

What is your position on the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage's proposed "notice and takedown" scheme requiring ISPs to remove content on the sole basis of alleged copyright infringement?

;:I don't know enough to comment.

Open Source Software:

;:I very much support increasing the use of open source software.


;: I believe ISP's have some responsibility here, especially when a home license with Telus forbids uploading more material than is downloaded.

National ID cards:

;:Not at this time. I am supportive of the concept, but I do not believe our federal bureaucracy is knowledgeable enough to do this well and economically.

What is your position on National ID cards?

;:Most countries have something like them but see answer above.