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Rajotte’s Response To C-61

I've posted NDP and Liberal responses to C-61 last week, but did not bother posting the standard response from Industry Minister Jim Prentice and Canadian Heritage Minister Josee Verner that has been widely circulated online (and is replicated by many other Conservative MPs).  A blog reader sent along the response received from Conservative MP and Industry Committee chair James Rajotte, which takes a more nuanced approach and is posted below with permission.

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June 25, 2008 18 comments News

Rajotte’s Response To C-61

I've posted NDP and Liberal responses to C-61 last week, but did not bother posting the standard response from Industry Minister Jim Prentice and Canadian Heritage Minister Josee Verner that has been widely circulated online (and is replicated by many other Conservative MPs).  A blog reader sent along the response received from Conservative MP and Industry Committee chair James Rajotte, which takes a more nuanced approach and is posted below with permission.

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June 25, 2008 Comments are Disabled Stop CDMCA

Copyright Letter to the Editor in the Citizen

A former Conservative organizer speaks out.

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May 28, 2008 2 comments Must Reads

Conservatives Could Face Long, Hot Copyright Summer

The Hill Times runs a special op-ed (Hill Times version (sub req), homepage version) I wrote that outlines an alternative policy path for the Conservatives on copyright.  If the Ottawa rumour mill is correct, Industry Minister Jim Prentice will introduce copyright reform legislation in the next few weeks.  The decision to forge ahead with the controversial reform package is a curious one.  While the pressure from the United States to act continues to escalate – representatives from the U.S. Embassy paid a visit to the Parliamentary intellectual property caucus last week and caucus members plan to travel to Washington later this month – there are alternatives that would address some of the top intellectual property concerns without subjecting Conservative MPs to a steady stream of criticism throughout the summer from concerned consumers, educators, and businesses.

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May 13, 2008 4 comments Columns

Conservatives Could Face Long, Hot Copyright Summer

Appeared in the Hill Times on May 12, 2008 as Conservatives Could Face Long, Hot Copyright Summer If the Ottawa rumour mill is correct, Industry Minister Jim Prentice will introduce copyright reform legislation before the House of Commons breaks for the summer.  The decision to forge ahead with the controversial […]

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May 13, 2008 1 comment Columns Archive