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James Moore’s “Radical Extremist” Speech: Annotated Edition

As I pointed out when Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore delivered his "radical extremist" speech, the comments ran counter to many well-known groups and individuals who had expressed concern with the digital lock provisions found in C-32. Working with one of my research assistants Tamara Winegust, we've created an annotated […]

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July 12, 2010 24 comments News

More Media Coverage of Moore’s Radical Extremist Comment

The media picked up on Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore's "radical extremists" comment yesterday with the following stories: IT Business: Moore Calls Copyright Critics "Radical Extremists" Hollywood Reporter: Canadian copyright reform debate turns nasty Exclaim!: Canadian Heritage Minister Calls Copyright Bill Critics “Radical Extremists”; NDP’s Charlie Angus Fires Back Globe […]

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June 25, 2010 71 comments News

Video Surfaces of Moore’s “Radical Extremists” Comment

Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore's "radical extremists" comment yesterday generated considerable attention, though he privately denied saying it in some correspondence (one DM: "Not what I said. Not even close").  New video has now been posted that confirms the comment and further attacks on those supporting fair copyright.  The latest comments:

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June 23, 2010 39 comments News

Who are James Moore’s “Radical Extremists”?

Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore delivered a keynote address at a conference sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce's IP Council today and according to media reports warned against "radical extremists" seeking to oppose Bill C-32.  It should be obvious to virtually everyone that labeling those that seek reforms to a copyright bill as "radical extremists" is an embarrassing slander that should be promptly retracted.  While there are undoubtedly some that oppose the bill altogether (just as there are some that want tougher reforms including three strikes), characterizing those concerned with a copyright bill in this manner is wholly inappropriate for a cabinet minister.

So when Moore warns about radical extremists opposing C-32, who is he speaking of?  Who has criticized parts of the bill or called for reforms? A short list of those critical of the digital lock provisions in C-32 would include:

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June 22, 2010 64 comments News