[kwlug-disc] government scandal, TPM DRM, and I spoke with an MP today.

Russell McOrmond russellmcormond at gmail.com
Wed Apr 6 08:30:48 EDT 2011


On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 10:36 PM, Paul Gallaway <pgallaway at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yup, once again it's going to be all hands on deck to fight this
> uphill battle against the lobbies on this issue (thanks Russell!). We
> can debate all the other 'unimportant' political/partisan stuff at the
> rallies ;)

  I'm hoping more people will find this stuff exciting and dive in.

  We should also interact with more than just politicians, but with
journalists that those politicians read.   Check out the last two
articles from Peter Nowak:

http://wordsbynowak.com/2011/04/06/the-things-you-own-might-own-you/

  Yesterday Jason J Kee (Director, Policy & Legal Affairs, at ESA)
weighed in with his views.  Curious what others in this forum think?
While many assume the Copyright debate is about the recording, motion
picture and other content industries, it really is the BSA and ESA
pulling all the strings behind the scenes.


BTW: The ad from Google on this page as I edit is from OnlineParty.ca :-)

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