CIPPIC replies: Calgary South Centre Green Party candidate

;:Thank you for giving me the opportunity to participate in this survey. The internet presents us with a new world requiring new solutions. These questions must be addressed.

;:Phillip Liesemer
;:Canditate for Green Party of Canada
;:Calgary South Centre

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

;:No. Making file sharing illegal will hurt more than it will help. The freedom to share information is a basic human right.

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

;:Using legislation to prohibit circumvention of TPM's is innapropriate. You cannot put the financial interests of Corporations above the peoples rights to proper usage of the technologies and information.

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?

;:Yes. Materials that would be able to be freely distributed otherwise have no reason to not be distributed over the internet.

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?

;:Yes. ISP's should be protected from liability. They are providing a service in many ways. How people use that service is not up to the ISP to censure.

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?

;:It is against the basis of Canadian Laws assumption of Innocent until proven guilty. This could become very open to misuse.

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

;:Open Source Software use by government should be mandatory. Although there are many reasons, I believe an important one is the peoples right to know what the software the government uses actually does.

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

;:I believe Spam to be a major problem. If a group is shown to indiscriminately spam they should be liable to government fines or injunctions of some kind.

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

;:I am against National ID Cards. I believe they will not achieve the intended purposes and are a risk to peoples privacy.

;:Thank you for letting me respond.

;:Phillip Liesemer