[kwlug-disc] pity the copyright lobbyists

Russell McOrmond russellmcormond at gmail.com
Wed Apr 13 13:32:32 EDT 2011

On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 1:11 PM, Chris Bruner <cbruner at quadro.net> wrote:
> Apparently the NDP's position it to increase the copyright tax to include
> mp3 players.

  Not the simplest policy to discuss, given the Conservatives have
been misleading people on it for a long time.  Details are at:

The short form is that this is not a new policy, but proposed changes
to an existing part of the Canadian Copyright act. The Conservatives
supported the status-quo in Bill C-32, the Liberals proposed replacing
it, the Bloc supported expanding it, and the NDP supported finally
having the necessary conversation to do something.

  Bill C-32 would have had the effect of a massive increase of the
price of blank audio recording media such as CD's.

Russell McOrmond, Internet Consultant: <http://www.flora.ca/>
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