Post Tagged with: "oda"

Backing Bev

A couple of weeks I blogged about Canadian Heritage Minister Bev Oda's fundraising during the last federal election.  Days before the vote, as the Conservative momentum made her a likely Cabinet minister, Oda accepted contributions  from many in the copyright lobby including Universal Music (tied for her third largest external […]

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June 28, 2006 7 comments News

Canada’s Library Community Speaks Out on Copyright

The Canadian Library Association is meeting this week in Ottawa and the association is marking the occasion by releasing a public letter to Ministers Bernier and Oda on copyright reform.  Representing 57,000 library staff and thousands of libraries, the CLA recommends "caution and reflection".  Should the government move on copyright, […]

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June 14, 2006 4 comments News

Oda Announces Broadcast Study

Canadian Heritage Minister Bev Oda has announced that the government is commissioning a major study on the future of television and radio regulation.  Oda claims that "other nations began to build the policy framework for the new digital world decades ago.  Unfortunately Canada did not."  It would be interesting to […]

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June 12, 2006 1 comment News

Oda and the Copyright Pledge

Readers of this blog will recall the Sam Bulte controversy from earlier this year and my resulting call that politicians take the "copyright pledge" under which they would agree not to serve as Minister of Canadian Heritage, Parliamentary Secretary, or sit on the Canadian Heritage Parliamentary Committee if they accepted […]

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June 8, 2006 14 comments News

Andrew Cash on the CMCC

Andrew Cash, one of the CMCC musicians who met with Ministers Bernier and Oda, has chronicled his experience along with his views on finding solutions that meet the needs of the industry, artists, and fans.

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May 19, 2006 Comments are Disabled News