The goverment has now posted the audio of the recent Edmonton and Quebec City roundtables. Both roundtables featured a wide range of perspectives. The chart below highlights the key positions of each speaker. I will post a chart of all roundtable positions once the audio of the Toronto and Peterborough roundtables have been posted.
Yesterday I posted on how security guards outside the Toronto copyright town hall demanded that the Canadian Federation of Students and NDP MP Olivia Chow stop distributing flyers discussing their positions on copyright. It turns out there is further fallout from the incident. Chow was distributing a flyer that included […]
CBC's Spark has posted video of a media scrum with Industry Minister Tony Clement following last night's town hall meeting. The full video is worth watching (embedded below), but I think the key comment comes toward the end when he discusses the timing of a new bill. In answer to […]
The Canadian Federation of Students has issued a press release disclosing a disturbing incident just prior to last night's townhall in Toronto. CFS says that students attempted to distribute a flyer outlining the organization's position on fair copyright outside the townhall. The students involved were approached by private security guards […]
Tonight the government held its second copyright town hall. Only it wasn't really a copyright townhall in the sense of bringing the community together to talk copyright in an open and balanced manner. Instead, the music industry stacked the room to such a degree that little else was discussed. There […]