CIPPIC replies: Algoma--Manitoulin--Kapuskasing Green Party candidate

Received from Lindsay Killen

;:Hi, this is pretty well a one person constituancy office... my computer and I so I'll do my best...and as I learn more about the issues, my perspective will deepen. The Green Party also has relevant principles regarding these issues.

Music File-sharing: What is your position on the issue of file-sharing in Canada--should it be illegal?

;:Taking something like intellectual property without asking is wrong. If you've paid a levy on a blank CD, permission has been granted by those who benefit from the levy.

Technological Protection of Copyrighted Materials: What is your position on using legislation to prohibit circumvention of TPMs?

;:See above.

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?


ISP Liability for copyright infringement: Should ISPs be protected from liability for copyright infringement when others merely transmit copyrighted materials over their facilities, or when others post copyrighted works on websites that the ISP merely hosts?

;:Due diligence or pay up.

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?

;:Due diligence or pay up.

Open Source Software: What is your position on increasing or mandating the use of open source software in government operations?

;:Lead by example to support small business and cooperation.

Spam: How do you propose to approach the problem of spam?

;:Unsolicited paper junk mail, or e-mail needs to be legislatively shut down for ecological and privacy reasons as well as efficiency concerns, sucking bandwidth for nothing....

National ID cards: What is your position on National ID cards?

;:Not needed: passport, SIN card, health card, drivers' licence are plenty!