Opposition Responses to C-32’s Digital Lock Rules – The Video

Video clips from the opposition comments to Bill C-32’s digital locks (along with MP Scott Simms bringing a copy of From “Radical Extremism” to “Balanced Copyright”: Canadian Copyright and the Digital Agenda to the debate):


  1. Interesting how the only artist nominally mentioned was Loreena McKennit.

    How about mentioning Celine Dion who performed live night after night for 5 years in Las Vegas with no DRM needed.

    Or maybe Loreena wants to earn the same just by sitting on her couch, eh?


  2. Corruption
    Shouldn’t that read “Copyright AMERICANIZATION Act” ???
    Go to the EFF’s web site and read “Unintended Consequences: Twelve Years under the DMCA”
    I’d like anyone to read this and explain how anything that resembles the American DMCA is good for any entity who are not US entertainment companies trying to protect and outdated business model.
    The only possible reason that the cons are trying to ram this through would be that the RIAA and the MPAA are lining their pockets.

  3. Laurel L. Russwurm says:

    the sad part
    The Honourable Mssrs Clement and Moore rather neglected to mention that they’ve chosen to ignore the opinions of most of the creators and citizens who responded to the consultation.


    You’re right, except Bill C-32 is currently far more repressive than the DMCA. Our government will not be able to maintain that the consequences to Bill C-32 are unintended.


    For another Canadian music success story, an example of why Canada is enjoying a cultural golden age as we break free from foreign control of our culture: take a listen to the amazing Alison Crow, a truly Indie Canadian singer/songwriter, with her own label — I think from day one. Beyond being wildly talented and versatile, Ms. Crowe releases her music under creative commons licenses.

    In case you’ve never heard this amazing lady sing, you are free to legally download her music from the Jamendo site: or you can listen directly from her own website which also links to masses of (legal) fan remixes online. The way the 21st century Canadian music biz is going.

  4. …also interesting…
    The whole debate is especially interesting, especially in light of the fact that, like the US, the UK is looking at lightening up their copyright laws…not getting more strict!!!

  5. Different planet?
    Just into the video and I really have to ask myself… There must be a alternate universe where they picked their consultation as there was very little support for the position that they promote on the bill.

    I guess that if you filter all but what you want to hear then it may have indeed be a “majority of”…

  6. What to expect from the party who gave us Brian Mulroney……

    Nap. 🙁