Brazil's minister of culture calls for free digital society

A news.com BLOG article by Martin LaMonica discusses a recent speech by Free culture advocate and Brazilian Minister Gilberto Gil who said that digital technology offers a rare opportunity to bring knowledge to under-privileged people around the world and to include them in the political process. I look forward to the day when a Canadian Minister is as well informed on the diversity in cultural issues, promoting creativity rather than propping up the legacy intermediaries (publishers, broadcast undertakings, music labels, etc).