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Clement and Moore on C-61, Copyright Reform and Innovation

As Industry Minister Tony Clement and Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore continue to work on a copyright reform package, it is worth reviewing comments from both Ministers over the past year about C-61, copyright reform, and innovation.  The vision presented is that the world has changed since C-61, Canada has flexibility in how it implements digital reforms, and that technology and the Internet should be embraced as a great opportunity.

Clement on C-61 in July 2009 at the Calgary roundtable:

"C-61 doesn't exist anymore, it obviously died with the last Parliament, and if you think that there are other ways that we should frame new legislation, by all means please bring that to our attention as well. Don't feel constrained by the formulation in C-61. James and I are of the view that already some aspects of that Bill are out of date such as the movement of technology."

Moore on the lack of consultation with C-61 in August 2009 at the Montreal town hall:

"Often politicians in the past, we know that around Bill C-61, the, I think the principal concern that people outlined with C-61 is that there wasn't enough consultation, that that legislation came forward and that people didn't have a chance to speak in the front end of the legislation before the cabinet had an opportunity to discuss and develop the legislation and that's what we're doing here."

Clement in July 2009 on change since C-61 at the Vancouver roundtable:

"It's no surprise I'm sure to people who've been following this issue that things have changed a great deal since that original piece of copyright legislation was passed by a previous parliament, and indeed things have changed since the last attempt at copyright reform occurred a year ago under Bill C-61."

Moore at the Digital Economy conference in June 2009:

"The old way of doing things is over.  These things are all now one. And it's great.  And it's never been better.  And we need to be enthusiastic and embrace these things. I point out the average age of a member of parliament because don't assume that those who are making the decisions and who are driving the debate understand all the dynamics that are at play here.  Don't assume that everybody understands the opportunities that are at play here and how great this can be for Canada.  Tony is doing his job and I'm going to do my job and be a cheerleader and push this and to fight for the right balance as we go forward.  The opportunities are unbelievable and unparalleled in human history."

Clement on the commitment to copyright reform following the Speech from the Throne in March 2010:

"I’ve been pretty clear to the Americans and in my public statements that we are moving ahead with copyright reform. The key is, from the American perspective, they want us to be part of WIPO, which is an international treaty on protecting intellectual property. We don’t have a problem with that, but we’re going to do it in a made-in-Canada way. We’re not just going to take what the Americans are doing or what the Europeans are doing. We are going to fit it to the Canadian context and I think that is the right thing to do."

Moore on time shifting in March 2009:

"New media isn't frankly new media anymore. I watch more television on my iPod than I do on an actual conventional television set or through my PVR. I think if you ask the average Canadian under the age of 20 how do they consume their media, you'll hear a very different story than you'll hear from Canadians over the age of 40."

6 Comments

  1. Russell McOrmond says:

    April fools?
    Hmmm… ūüôā

  2. protection association of private domain name owners
    Privatisation et nationalisation des termes géographiques dans la zone .FR

    De nombreux ayant droits utilisateurs de services num√ɬ©riques li√ɬ©s √ɬ† un nom de domaine g√ɬ©ographique en .fr se sont regroup√ɬ©s en association (APDUI) ; Ils s’estiment spoli√ɬ©s par la proc√ɬ©dure PREDEC sur la base d’un d√ɬ©cret manifestement r√ɬ©troactif au nom de l’interet personnel de barons locaux √ɬ† la tete de collectivit√ɬ©s r√ɬ©gionales, sous le fallacieux pr√ɬ©texte d’interet g√ɬ©n√ɬ©ral..

    Dans le cadre de l’Affaire Sunshine, l’avocat g√ɬ©n√ɬ©ral de la cour de cassation a, pour sa part, justifi√ɬ© la r√ɬ©troactivit√ɬ© du d√ɬ©cret comme un sujet majeur d’interet national.

    Il est vrai que d√ɬ©cision de la perte du droit au nom mise en place par l’Afnic en 2004, en accord avec l’Association des Maires de France et sous l’√ɬ©gide des diff√ɬ©rents minist√ɬ®res repr√ɬ©sent√ɬ©s au CA de l’Afnic √ɬ©tait d√ɬ©j√ɬ† √ɬ† l’√ɬ©poque d’interet g√ɬ©n√ɬ©ral, dans le cadre du plan RESO 2003-2007 du 1e ministre Raffarin

    Ainsi, on consid√ɬ©rait √ɬ† l’√ɬ©poque que les restrictions dans la zone .FR √ɬ©taient un frein au d√ɬ©veloppement de l’Internet en France.

    Les gouvernants ont √ā¬ę privatis√ɬ© √ā¬Ľ le .FR en 2004 sur la base d’une comp√ɬ©tition 1er arriv√ɬ©-1er servi pour ensuite ‘nationaliser’ par d√ɬ©cret en 2007 et sans indemnit√ɬ©, au m√ɬ©pris des r√ɬ®gles fondamentales.

    Mais que vaut donc la signature de l’Etat Fran√ɬßais sur les march√ɬ©s financiers lorsque cet √ɬ©tat renie sa parole et ne respecte pas les droits de ses citoyens ?

    PS : rappel historique du programme du parti Nazi en 1920 :
    “Nous exigeons une r√ɬ©forme agraire adapt√ɬ©e √ɬ† nos besoins nationaux, la promulgation d’une loi permettant l’expropriation, sans indemnit√ɬ©, de terrains √ɬ† des fins d’utilit√ɬ© publique”

  3. protectyion association
    Le predec, une procédure totalitaire mise en place par et pour les gouvernants

    Outil juridique d’expropriation et de harc√ɬ®lement financier √ɬ† moindre cout ( 250√Ę‚Äö¬¨ ) le predec est une proc√ɬ©dure in√ɬ©quitable, qui ne respecte pas les droits des d√ɬ©fendeurs et dont le mode de jugement est gard√ɬ© secret (cada 2009).

    Expropriation sur la base de d√ɬ©cret et d’aval arcep contest√ɬ©s, d√ɬ©cisions administratives orchestr√ɬ©es par un cabinet d’avocat commun a l’afnic et au minist√ɬ®re, d√ɬ©cisions r√ɬ©troactives au nom de l’interet particulier de barons locaux, simulacre de consultation publique, interpr√ɬ©tations partiales et subjectives (lrar √ɬ† 15 jours date reception faisant foi), harcelement et mauvaise foi des politiques et des √ɬ©lus locaux, prise en otage du personnel de l’Afnic impos√ɬ© juge et partie, menace de perte de comp√ɬ©tence (appel d’offre organis√ɬ© commun√ɬ©ment par l’afnic et le minist√ɬ®re), utilisation du cadre l√ɬ©gislatif pour intimider p√ɬ©nalement des propri√ɬ©taires de noms de domaine, sites et adresses email internet (No 3726 2007), telles sont les m√ɬ©thodes employ√ɬ©es par les gouvernants fran√ɬßais dans la zone FR.

    Mr le d√ɬ©put√ɬ© Myard sera ravi, lui qui revendique un mod√ɬ®le chinois de controle pour le .FR , zone internet cl√ɬ© imp√ɬ©rative pour l’organisation des jeux de paris en ligne ou hadopi,

    Bernard Dulac
    APDUI
    Association pour la Protection des Droits des Utilisateurs de l’Internet

    http://apdui.fr

  4. pat donovan says:

    grunt
    nothing quite like a conviced, three time rapist asking for/ promising more and better, is there?

    think of the children already. Repo (duction) is NOT for profit… usually.
    who do these guys hand with, anyway?
    pat

  5. Promising
    I think these guys *get it* on a certain level. But, in the end it still comes down to how much they cave to pressure from industry over consumers. We need to have a balance, but I think it should be tilted more towards openness and consumer rights than industry locks and control.

  6. Hope
    You know, reading those comments is actually giving me hope. Funny how carefull selection of comments can make anybody look good.

    I hope that you’re right Micheal and that things are on the upswing.