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EFF Urges Canadians To Speak Out on Copyright

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has issued a Canada Action Alert calling on Canadians to speak out on copyright during the current copyright consultation.

4 Comments

  1. Bob Morris says:

    intereting that the phrasing of this is almost identical to what is in prof geist’s own blog! is he the unattributed author of this american interference?

  2. Marcus Coles says:

    EFF Urges Canadians To Speak Out on Copyright
    Bob Morris said:

    “intereting that the phrasing of this is almost identical to what is in prof geist’s own blog! is he the unattributed author of this american interference?”

    I think the piece is pretty consistent with the views normally expressed by the EFF worldwide and I agree it also seems to reflect some of the views held by Prof. Geist.

    When we are talking of American interference the other side of the coin is of course the RIAA and MPAA whose views and interests were being forced down our throats with Bill C61 either by direct lobbying or through the use of various sock puppets claiming to have Canada’s best interests at heart.

    Which is worse the above forcing the flawed US DCMA down our throats with additional “improvements” or the EFF suggesting Canadians get involve in the legislation to protect our freedoms?

    I personally find myself on the side advocated by the EFF, but then I value the freedoms I already have as a Canadian and don’t wish to see them disappear in a law crafted by a US media groups.

  3. My point is that if we say it is ok for American lobbyists to weigh in on one side – the EFF – then we don’t have a moral basis for objecting when other US groups advocate for things we don’t like like DCMA.

  4. @Bob
    Although some may disagree with you, well said.