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Copyright Pledge Gains Momentum – Green Party and NDP Candidates On Board

Last week, I posted a 2008 election copyright pledge that focused on three commitments for copyright reform – respecting both creators and consumers, ensuring that any reforms do not undermine or weaken user rights such as fair dealing, and committing to full public consultations on any reforms before introducing a bill and inclusive hearings once tabled.

The initial reaction to the pledge has been very strong.  I am pleased to advise that the Green Party (as a party) has agreed to the pledge.  In addition, the following NDP MPs have added their names as supporters:

  • Charlie Angus, New Democrat MP, Timmins-James Bay, ON
  • Olivia Chow, New Democrat MP, Trinity-Spadina, ON
  • Libby Davies, New Democrat MP, Vancouver East, BC
  • Michael Byers, New Democrat Candidate, Vancouver Centre, BC
  • Anne Lagacé Dowson, New Democrat Candidate, Westmount, QC
  • Phil Brown, New Democrat Candidate, Nepean-Carleton, ON
  • John Chan, New Democrat Candidate, Calgary Centre-North, AB
  • Tyler Kinch, New Democrat Candidate, Calgary Centre, AB

It is great to see the momentum behind a commitment to fair copyright reform in Canada (and note that Angus has just issued a press release focusing on NDP opposition to C-61).  With just under two weeks until the election, there is still time to raise the issue with local candidates.  Raise it today in your riding and let me know if you receive any responses.  I'll post an updated list next week.  The pledge again:

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October 2, 2008 7 comments News

Charlie Angus on Digital Issues and the Election publishes an editorial by NDP MP Charlie Angus on the election and key digital issues such as copyright and net neutrality.

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September 4, 2008 3 comments News

“Limited Consultation, Considerable Action”

Another Canadian DMCA mashup hits the Internet, this one focusing on the lack of public consultation on Bill C-61.

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August 5, 2008 2 comments News

“They Haven’t Waited for the DMCA”

A blog reader posts another C-61 mashup titled "They Haven't Waited for the DMCA."

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July 31, 2008 4 comments News

Toronto Fair Copyright Meeting

The Toronto chapter of Fair Copyright for Canada put on a remarkable event last night at the Edward Day Gallery.  Alongside about 100 attendees, were several NDP and Liberal MPs including Charlie Angus, Peggy Nash, Guelph candidate Tom King, and Borys Wrzesnewskyj.  More than half of the ridings in the […]

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July 25, 2008 1 comment News