Friday, June 13, 2008

Break it to them gently

Some folks have made it very easy to voice your concern for the newly introduced copyright legislation. Follow this link, choose your MP, fill out your personal information. The rest is done for you.

As Cory says, "If you're a Canadian and you care about the future of culture, art, free speech and the Internet, you need to do something about the Canadian version of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that Industry Minister Jim Prentice introduced yesterday. This bill was prepared without any consultation with Canadian stakeholders: there was no input from industry, libraries, education, artists' groups, Canadian record labels, technology developers or citizens' groups. Instead, the bill was written to specs handed down by the US trade rep and ambassador (who kept on telling the press about the "assurances" they'd had from the Minister on the bill's features)."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure if you've ever done a post on SOCAN. Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada. you should check them out and see what kind of tariffs they think you should pay them for having any music playing in any public or private venues. Everything from music when your on hold, ringtones back ground music , you name it they want a cut. They write some very demanding letters that start out polite and then get down right nasty. Dealing with them has been given to me to handle for my Community Association since I got elected first VP.