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Canadian Copyright Reform

15/05/2010 1 comment

Make sure the government listens to Canadians about copyright legislation! This will affect all of us if the government gets their way. http://www.ccer.ca/send-a-letter-to-ottawa-to-stop-the-canadian-dmca/

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Don’t Allow Your Voice To Be Silenced In The Copyright Debate

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In the summer of 2009 the Government of Canada held public consultations on copyright and Canadians engaged in these consultations at unprecedented levels demanding a balance between consumer rights and creator rights. According to Michael Geist, recent developments indicate that these extensive consultations were “little more than theatre”. A very disheartening development indeed.

Indications are that the PMO has had to step in and make a decision on the direction of copyright reform in Canada because the Minister of Canadian Heritage, James Moore and the Minister of Industry, Tony Clement could not come to a consensus. A consensus should have been an achievable outcome given the input gathered during the consultation process. It is further reported that the PMO has instead given the green light on moving forward with anti-consumer copyright legislation within the next 5 weeks, a Canadian DMCA.

Your MP needs to know where you stand on the issue regardless of your views and even if you have already told them before. A physical letter or email message to your MP, the Prime Minister, James Moore, Tony Clement and Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff is what is needed right now. Also remember to join the Facebook group and the Facebook page and be sure to ask others do the same.

The Canadian Coalition for Electronic Rights has updated its online letter writing wizard in light of recent developments in the Canadian copyright reform front. This update is intended to address the Government’s seeming willingness to ignore the voices of thousands of Canadians and proceed with the introduction of anti-consumer copyright reform legislation. Legislation that goes in a polar opposite direction of what Canadians demanded during the consultation process.

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Honey, I’m Hooome!

10/05/2010 Leave a comment

I’ve been back since last Sunday, and man is it ever good to be back! I love Montréal to bits, but something about Vancouver just makes it home.

You can catch me in the upcoming weeks at CAFCA (140 East Esplanade) – my next shift is Tuesday morning, bright and early! 49th has changed their Organic Espresso lately as it’s a new harvest season, and while I’m not the biggest fan, it’s a welcome change as I was getting tired of the old blend. Hopefully as time goes on they’ll be able to fine-tune the roast to perfection.

LOL,

Tim

The Glories of stumbleupon…

01/05/2010 Leave a comment

Random late-night stumbling gave me this: iNudge

It’s basically an online music sequencer anyone can use. Tons of fun! The link already has one made (my very first!). What a great waste of time 🙂

LOL,

Tim