Copyright Lobbying: September Update

Last month, I posted on the data from the new lobbyist registry that includes reports on meetings with senior government officials.  The first batch of entries included meetings on intellectual property with CRIA, Microsoft, CTVGlobemedia, and Google.  The newest update, which covers the month of August, includes the following new meetings:

  • Canadian Private Copying Collective (August 13th with policy advisor Zoe Addington)
  • Canadian Association of Broadcasters (August 28th with Addington and Chief of Staff Stephen Kelly)
  • Canadian Photographers Coalition (August 13th with Addington, Jean-Sebastien Langelier, senior policy advisor at Canadian Heritage, and Sabrina Anzini, policy advisor at the PMO)

Prentice's meetings for the month included the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, CTVGlobeMedia, Honda, GM, Encana, Imperial Oil, and Maple Leaf Foods.


  1. Specific link/directions
    Could you provide specific directions or a link to the two updates you have referred to. Perhaps I am missing something obvious but I can’t seem to find either when following your “newest update” link above. Thanks.

  2. Confusing….
    I get some odd results at times. I can see from results I *do* find that sometimes the “Subject Matter” of “Copyright” — but that searching on that subject matter doesn’t actually return results.

    I’ve had better results searching on “intellectual”.

    If anyone finds especially good keywords, let everyone else know.

  3. Erik Josefsson says:

    Vote on internet filtering
    Sorry for jumping in in Canada, but since you were in Brussels last month, I just wanted to say great amendments to the Telecoms Package might get tabled:

    Member States shall ensure that no technology may be mandated by competent authorities which would facilitate surveillance of Internet users, such as technologies that monitor actions of the user and/or interfere with operation of the user’s network activity for the benefit of a third party (so called filtering).

    Member States shall ensure that any restrictions to users rights to access content, services and applications, if they are necessary, shall be implemented by appropriate measures, in accordance with the principles of proportionality, effectiveness and dissuasiveness. These measures shall not have the effect to hinder the development of the information society, in compliance with the Directive on Electronic commerce (2000/31/EC), and shall not conflict with citizens fundamental rights, including the right to privacy and the right to due process.

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