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Access Copyright Claims Copyright Reforms May Be On Hold “Indefinitely”

The Shoestring, a blog run by Magazines Canada, reports that Access Copyright has sent out a message to its members urging them to encourage Industry Minister Jim Prentice to introduce the new copyright bill.  Access Copyright claims in the letter that "after a great deal of pressur from a protest group regarding the tabling of this bill (most notably within the blogosphere), the much awaited amendments to the Copyright Act may be put on hold indefinitely."

4 Comments

  1. Who told these guys at Access Copyright they weren’t a protest group?

  2. Access Copyright wrote (and I quote without their permission):
    “after a great deal of pressur from a protest group regarding the tabling of this bill (most notably within the blogosphere), the much awaited amendments to the Copyright Act may be put on hold indefinitely.”

    I see. So their point is that there could only ever have been one copyright act, and only that one piece of legislation should ever be considered? Why assume it could not be modified to a more finely tuned document? Are they saying that copyright changes are now impossible?

    Are they telling their members that if any Canadian disagrees with Access Copyright’s point of view, that suddenly no possible changes can ever be brought forth?

    It’s always that evil vocal minority of about 30 million Canadians who actually believe they should have a say in what laws are passed.

  3. Problem submitting comments
    You have a spinner to let you get another image if you can’t read the text. Whenever I use that button, there is a good chance the page will error out and tell me the text didn’t match (when it did, since I looked for one I could make out clearly).

    When I get lucky and have clear text on the first try, it always worked.

  4. WE-THE-VOCAL-MINORITY says:

    CAPT-VOCAL
    Hrm whose the vocal minority now eh?
    Yah eh?
    Perhaps a few more eh’s eh?
    GO home american hoseheads, eh?